Benoît is in semifinals ... But the qualification has been laborious !
He has led 4-2 in the first set but he has exploded (he told the umpire : " don't talk to me " ) and then lost the set (4/6). Fortunately, he was better in the second set and he saved two match points to win the tie-break and the match thanks to Peter Gojowczyk's withdrawal.
B.Paire (5) d. P.Gojowczyk (Q) : 4/6,7/6(7),4-0 ret.
Next round against Nicolas Mahut or Andreas Haider-Maurer ..
Still too crazy and he must be tired by his season. A semi is not enough ne needs to go far but next round will be more tough.
Today in Salzburg : A withdrawal ... & a shoe's problem (The right shoe of Benoît was too big for him and he needed to change it during with the match so he has played with two different shoes !)
Another win by default for Benoît today (6/2,3-0 ret.), Andreas Haider-Maurer seemed physically weakened because of his long match against Nicolas Mahut in quarterfinal. But " One man's meat is another man's poison " ...
Thanks to this win in Salzburg, Benoît is a member of the Top 100 (number 94, his best ranking)
This week, he's in the main draw of Helsinki's Challenger (1st round against M.Bachinger) and he'll play doubles too (with Adrian Mannarino)
Last edited by MissChaChaCha; 11-21-2011 at 11:57 AM.
Good victory for Paire.
But he needs to work on his forehand, hardcourt game in general and have a better mentality on court to make progress in the ranking.
Good backhand, decent serve and footwork with his weaknesses is not enough to be in the top 20 nowadays.
Today, Villa Primrose has won French Interclub for the first time !
In semifinal (against TC Lillois), Benoît has won against Y.Mertens (6/3,4/6,6/4) and in final (against TC Paris), he has beaten M.Chiudinelli (6/4,6/4).
A big hand for all Villa Primrose's players (M.Llodra, S.Darcis, J.Chardy, B.Paire, M.Teixeira, F.Serra, R.Jouan, J.Hernych, L.Rochette & X.Pujo) and their captain (J-B.Perlant)
Last edited by MissChaChaCha; 12-13-2011 at 02:01 PM.