Benoit Paire (51 °) it is not going through its best season. French, since the beginning of 2021, has a 3-17 record in ATP tournaments and recently suffered a surprise loss to Vit Kopriva (249th) at the Braunschweig Challenger.
The one born in Avignon, He is currently contesting the ATP 500 in Hamburg and had a triumphant debut against Ricardas Berankis (84th). The final score was 6-6 and the Lithuanian retired. But the most relevant of this meeting were the statements that Paire made at the end of it.
“I am sorry for Ricardas who is a good player and a good boy. But I will not hide from you that it feels good to win. I have had a mental injury for a year” stated at a press conference after his victory.