Renowned for his colorful personality on the ATP circuit, Benoît Paire continues to attract attention. This is why he was part of the UTS cast last weekend in Frankfurt, this exhibition show which saw the light of day under the leadership of Patrick Mouratoglou. The Frenchman, who experienced hell after the pandemic, wants to return to success and can take advantage of the end of the season to accomplish his goal: returning to the top 100.
He is certainly not the one who has had the greatest success but it is clear that Benoît Paire is one of the most famous French players. The 34-year-old from Avignon returned to normal in 2023 and continues his rebirth on the circuit Challenger. Present at theUTS last week he made some revelations for Tennis Majors by being confident about your situation.
A newfound confidence
Outside the top 200 at the start of the season, Benoît Paire seemed to be adrift. The Frenchman explained that the break linked to Covid had really hurt his morale and when he returned, he was almost unable to win a match. Ultimately, he ended up dipping in the rankings before ending up at the bottom rung. If he hasn’t won a match on the circuit ATP this year, he still shone in Challenger by being part of the French contingent having succeeded in winning in 2023, the most successful nation in 2023 at this level.
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Big goals for 2024
A 34 ans, Benoît Paire knows that he doesn’t necessarily have much time left to return to the highest level. But during his interview with Tennis Majorshe confided his objectives for the end of the season. “It’s a very good week. I beat Casper Ruud, Jan‐Lennard Struff, I had match points against Grigor Dimitrov. I know I can beat everyone. Even against top 10 players, I can do something if I’m good physically and mentally. This is why I will do my best in the coming weeks to get back into the top 100.” did he declare. Note that theUTS takes place according to a special format which has nothing to do with traditional tennis.
Not far from the cut for Australia
Currently ranked 124th in the world, Benoît Paire will therefore have a very busy schedule at the end of the season to hope to grab a few places and snatch their ticket for theAustralian Open. For this, it will certainly be necessary to re-enter the top 100 for the first time since August 2022. The Avignonnais can also draw inspiration from his defeat at Roland-Garros in front of Cameron Norriewhere he played at a great level before giving in physically in five sets.