Roland Garros R1: Paire def. Ramos 7-6(3) 6-4 6-7(5) 6-3

Filo V.
05-29-2012, 03:01 PM
Very entertaining match. Benoit made 81 UEs and served at only 45%. However he broke serve 10 times and totally dictated play throughout the match and was the clear better player. Dropshot Ramos a ton and came to net a lot to close off points, had 69 winners with the over eighty errors. Some amazing BH winners from all over the court and off return and his serve did bail him out several times in the match, served at 58% in the fourth set which helped him get through in the end.

Ramos DFd 10 times as a result of the pressure Benoit was putting on his second serve. Albert just wasn't much of a factor today, it was all about Benoit, in the end Ramos started to cramp, but he couldn't do much. Paire hit him off the court. Benoit had plenty of chances to win much easier, served for the first set, up a break twice in the third, had two breaks in the fourth set, but finally managed to come through. Awesome win for him against someone he had never beaten.

05-29-2012, 03:02 PM
Flashy winner to end :lol:

Paire's misses were atrocious though :help:

Action Jackson
05-29-2012, 03:03 PM
Too much comedy in this match, the guy can brainless ballbash with the best of them and then hit some sublime dropshots.

Unlike Troicki and Bellucco, this had some good moments among the nonsense.

Javier Bardem
05-29-2012, 03:14 PM
The match was all on Paire's racket, Ramos played very scared and passive tennis today imo. Paire never really gave him good looks though, he was so tough to predict out there. Paire was just trying to hand Ramos that 3rd set and early in the 4th he looked out of confidence but Ramos just wasn't anywhere near his best today

05-29-2012, 03:16 PM
Way to go, Benoît. Didn't even need to be at his best to beat Ramos, who has no business being in the top 50.

05-29-2012, 03:19 PM
Yet another Frenchie into the 2nd round :eek:

Mark Lenders
05-29-2012, 03:21 PM
Good. Now beat Ferrer in the next round.

Ad Wim
05-29-2012, 03:23 PM
Pathetic from Ramos, wasted soooo many chances in this match. Could have won it in three...

05-29-2012, 03:24 PM
Words don't truly describe just how hilarious that match was. And it also produced the greatest point in the history of tennis which included about 6 slice forehands in a row from Paire - one of which was a (great) dropshot with Ramos on the service line - then Paire chased down a lob and hit another forehand "squash shot" off it from the deuce corner, before running around his forehand on the next ball to hit an inside-in backhand winner from the deuce tramlines. :bowdown:

Legend of our game. :worship:

05-29-2012, 03:41 PM
Paire is probably the only guy who is running around his forehand to hit DTL backhand winner :)

05-29-2012, 03:41 PM
It's kind of scary to imagine how good Paire could be if he cut his unforced errors numbers to anything ressembling pro tennis player levels. Maybe even hit more than 45% first serve from time to time.

Filo V.
05-29-2012, 03:46 PM
Pathetic from Ramos, wasted soooo many chances in this match. Could have won it in three...

Get real. Benoit was up a break every set and up multiple breaks a few times. Benoit was the way better player.

05-29-2012, 03:47 PM
Benoit was definitely a better player and dictated almost every point. However his forehand is really his weakest weapon, just the forehand of average challenger level player, extremely inconsistent.

05-29-2012, 04:21 PM
Very entertaining match!

05-29-2012, 04:25 PM
allez Ben :yeah:

Filo V.
05-29-2012, 04:31 PM
Benoit hit through his forehand a lot today but makes a lot of errors doing so. I'm happy with how he hit it, though. Just not enough consistency on that side, his second serve is weak. He runs around his forehand so much that it doesn't hurt him as much as it would others to have a weakness with his forehand.

05-29-2012, 05:05 PM
Great win for Benoit. Ramos is one tough nut to crack, especially for someone with Benoit's game.

05-29-2012, 06:14 PM
Yet another Frenchie into the 2nd round :eek:Record depuis 71 :)

05-29-2012, 07:27 PM
This match was super entertaining!!!
Paire makes Dolgopolov look like the most consistent player on tour.

The guy can look as bad as me at times while looking as good as Federer at other times.

05-29-2012, 07:31 PM
didn't watch it. Good win crazy Ben.

Sombrerero loco
05-29-2012, 07:36 PM
albert :spit:

Henry Chinaski
05-29-2012, 11:07 PM
king of this inside out backhand

and the outside in backhand

and the overheard that bounces before the net

and the drop shot that has snow on it when it comes down from the sky

mental player

Henry Chinaski
05-29-2012, 11:08 PM

05-29-2012, 11:50 PM
Missed this one.

Tough luck Ramos :hug:

05-30-2012, 05:57 AM
Benoit :hearts: sexiest in the top 100?

05-30-2012, 11:59 AM

Sorry for Albert, but Benoit totally grown on me.