“I Don’t Need To Train a Lot”: Benoit Paire on His Recently Improved Performances

Published 08/21/2021, 9:50 AM EDT
Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – May 31, 2021 France’s Benoit Paire reacts during his first round match against Norway’s Casper Ruud REUTERS/Christian Hartmann


French tennis player Benoit Paire has been on the Tour for a considerable amount of time. In his career so far, he has managed to win three singles titles. The highest ranking achieved by him was in January 2016 when he was the World No. 18. 

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Not long ago, Benoit Paire was in a bad run of form. The Frenchman had been registering poor results and his behavior on the court was not appropriate. Paire is the kind of player that feeds off the energy of the crowd and enjoys the spotlight. He admitted that playing behind closed doors due to the pandemic was tough for him. With the return of fans, the Frenchman’s fortunes have turned as he is back in form.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 28, 2021 France’s Benoit Paire in action during his first round match against Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

The Frenchman spoke on his recent success and stated, “I just want to enjoy. When I’m like this, I know I can be good. I don’t need to play tennis a lot. I don’t need to train a lot. I just need to get my head right.”

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Benoit Paire has performed poorly in Grand Slams 

Talking about Benoit’s season so far, he began competing in Melbourne and lost in the opening round of the first Grand Slam event. Sadly, he lost in the first round at Roland Garros too. Next up at Queen’s, he again lost in the first round to former World No. 1 Andy Murray. 

Tennis – ATP 500 – Hamburg European Open – Am Rothenbaum, Hamburg, Germany – July 15, 2021 France’s Benoit Paire in action during his round of 16 match against Peru’s Juan Pablo Varillas REUTERS/Cathrin Mueller

Like the other Grand Slam events, he lost in the opening round at the Wimbledon Championships. However, he recently registered one of his best performances of the season, being a quarterfinalist at ATP 1000 Cincinnati Open 2021. During the tournament, he beat players like Denis Shapovalov and John Isner. 

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The Frenchman was happy with the blend of the crowds and playing some good tennis. His next tournament will be the Wilson-Salem Open. We wish him the very best for the upcoming matches. 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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