What a weird match. 9 breaks in the first set. Benoit had 7 DFs and something like 28% first serve percentage in the first set then coasted on serve in the second set until that 3-all 40-love game.
As aggravating as players like Monfils or Gulbis can be, I reckon that Paire has them beat in terms of torturing fans.
Yay Iron Mike.
Benoit's 1st serve deserted him in the Tomic match as well so this is becoming a habit. He had a real chance to do some damage in this weak field so he only has himself to blame. He could be a good player if he just sorted his head out.
Well done to Russell who just gets the job done with the minimum of fuss.