RG R1: Olivier Rochus d. Benoit Paire 3-6 7-6(4) 6-4 7-5

05-24-2010, 12:40 PM
Great atmosphere, cool match to watch. Some great points between those two.

Paire showed he can be a good prospect and as for Ollie, gotta love this little warrior.

05-24-2010, 12:44 PM

Paire played too much tennis recently.

Action Jackson
05-24-2010, 12:45 PM
Paire served for the 4th set, but good work from him making the main draw and playing a good match against a tough campaigner.

05-24-2010, 12:46 PM
Benoit :hug:

Good job, Oli....

05-24-2010, 12:50 PM
Watched a bit of this before the stream cut out. Paire is an interesting player, but his shot selection seemed to be really terrible at times.

Filo V.
05-24-2010, 12:51 PM
Benoit really was the better player the first two sets, but Olli just hung in there and fought hard and keep the pressure on. Paire got tired and couldn't keep his level consistent and that was enough for Olli to win.

Benoit can be a very good player once he improves the forehand, conditioning, movement, shot selection and consistency. Congrats to Olivier!

05-24-2010, 12:53 PM
Way to go little Ollie! ;)

05-24-2010, 01:08 PM
Oli, mon coeur!

05-24-2010, 01:15 PM
Benoit :hug:

05-24-2010, 03:44 PM
If someone good coaches this Benoit kid, he will soon eat the likes of Gasquets and Monfils of France for breakfast

05-24-2010, 04:15 PM
Great to see Ollie winning at the Slams, keep it going :yeah:

05-24-2010, 05:06 PM
Great effort from Benoit! Hope to hear more from him. Congrats Ollie!:D

05-24-2010, 05:59 PM
Match of the day, really enjoyed this one.

05-24-2010, 06:00 PM
I didn't know that Paire has such a bad volley. The rest of his game looks good though.

05-24-2010, 06:19 PM
very good match indeed