Benoit Paire wins against Ugo Humbert 3-6 7-6(2) 6-3 in the 3rd round in Salem Open on Wednesday. Paire will try to go further in the tournament when he will face Pablo Carreno-Busta in the quarter.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

Ugo clinched the set after recovering from 1 break down. In fact, after dropping his serve in the 5th (2-3) game, Ugo broke back in the 6th (3-3) and in the 8th (5-3) game before winning the set 6-3.

Benoit couldn’t stop the opposition in the last 4 games of the set (from 2-3 to 6-3).

2nd set.

Humbert had a head start at the beginning of the set to break Paire in the 1st game (1-0). However, Benoit managed to stage a good comeback to break Ugo in the 8th (4-4) and in the 12th (6-6) game before winning the set at the tiebreak at 2.

3rd set.

Paire won the set after he broke Humbert 3 times in the 3rd (2-1), in the 5th (4-1) and in the 9th (6-3) game. Humbert tried to stage a comeback breaking in the 8th (5-3) game. Nonetheless, Benoit maintained the focus before winning the set 6-3.

A crucial moment of the match was when the French Player won 5 consecutive games in the 3rd set to change the scoreline from 0-1 to 5-1.

1st
Paire
Humbert
3-6
3
6
3
5
3
4
3
3
3
2
2
2
1
2
1
1
0
1
2nd
Paire
Humbert
7-6
7
6
6
6
5
6
5
5
5
4
4
4
3
4
2
4
2
3
1
3
1
2
0
2
0
1
3rd
Paire
Humbert
6-3
6
3
5
3
5
2
5
1
4
1
3
1
2
1
1
1
0
1

Statistics

At the end of the match, Benoit scored 104 points vs. the French Player’s 102 points.

Benoit served pretty well to win 76% of the points (34/45) behind his first serve. Yet he won only 42% points (22/53) on his second serve. Paire was pretty focused in converting 55% of the break points that he procured (6/11). On the other side, Ugo had some problems in converting his break points since he converted only 42% of his break points (5/12). That was one of the key issues for his demise.

After this match, the head to head between Paire and Humbert is 2-0 for Benoit.

Next Match: Benoit Paire vs. Pablo Carreno-Busta – stats

Paire will face Carreno-Busta in the quarter.

This will be the 11th time that Benoit Paire and Pablo Carreno-Busta clash against each other. The head to head is 7-3 for Paire (see full H2H stats),but they are 1-1 on hard.

The last time that they fought against each other, Paire won 6-2 4-6 7-61 ret. in the 3rd round in Roland garros back in May 2019.

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