Benoît Paire, who won Washington’s ATP 500 his first match since mid-May, failed to find a 2e success against the Dane Holger Rune. The French lost in 2 sets (6-3, 6-2).
Benoît Paire bows to Rune!
The Dane had not won 1 match since Roland-Garros. The surprise invitation to the quarter-finals of the last edition of the Parisian Grand Slam was on 6 consecutive eliminations at the 1uh round.
There was therefore the hope of seeing Benoît Paire win a 2e affiliate win. But it was nothing. The Frenchman was outclassed and never managed to take his opponent’s serve, despite his 4 break points in the game.
Despite this defeat in 2 sets (6-3, 6-2), Paire’s performance is still encouraged. He stayed in his match until the end, like the last game: a game of 16 points, where Paire saved 4 match points before flinching.
The 33-year-old tennis player’s good mental health is most important for Paire’s future. And on this point, the Frenchman seems much better. He said after his victory over Peter Gojowczyk (7-5, 6-4) that he ” found pleasure on the court “. A good omen before the US Open.
This Wednesday, the enemy of the Frenchman was the stifling heat of Washington. And as Benoît Paire remains Benoît Paire, he amused the public by retiring his t-shirt on the court before shaking his opponent’s hand.