The Frenchman was always in firm control of the match.
In the first set, the Paire grabbed the decisive break in the 4th game (3-1). That was enough for him to win the opener as he didn’t concede any break (6-4).
The second set, was a bit trickier. In fact, after Benoit managed to grab a strong 2-0 lead, the 18-year-old stormed back to make it even (2-2). Eventually, Benoit managed to win 2 more breaks before winning the match 6-4 6-3 after 80 minutes.
After this encounter, the head to head between Paire and Auger is 1-0 for Benoit.
What Benoit Paire said
After the match, Paire commented
“I think I played well already in Marrakech. I started the season a little bit bad with some injuries. So it was not easy at the beginning.
But I feel much better now. I feel good on court, I feel very confident. When you feel confident, you can win a lot of matches against good players.”