Aljaz Bedene surprises Benoit Paire 4-6 6-73 6-2 7-5 7-64 in the 2nd round in New York on Thursday. Bedene will seek to keep on going in this event against Alexander Zverev in the 3rd round.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

Both players managed to hold their serve for the entire set. The only difference was just 1 break that Benoit conquered in the 9th game (5-4) before winning the set (6-4).

2nd set.

The French Player won the set after he broke Bedene in the 11th (6-5) game. The Slovenian tried to stage a comeback breaking in the 12th (6-6) game. However, Paire kept the focus before winning the set at the following breaker at 3.

Paire failed to serve out the set when leading 6-5 to be broken at 15.

3rd set.

Bedene had a great start in this set after breaking Paire in the 1st game (1-0). The Slovenian managed to strengthen his lead after breaking Benoit in the 7th (5-2) game before conquering the set (6-2).

4th set.

Aljaz won the set after he broke the French Player in the 9th (4-5) and in the 11th (6-5) game. That break was the key and it was sufficient for the Slovenian to conquer the set because he didn’t drop his serve during the rest of the set.

Paire lost the 9th game (4-5) when he had 3 consecutive game points when leading 40-0.

Benoit lost the plot in the last 4 games of the set (from 3-5 to 7-5).

5th set.

The 5th set random the decider was a sheer thriller.

Paire enjoyed quite a good start of the set after breaking Bedene in the 2nd game (2-0) before consolidating his break and lead 3-0. However, the Slovenian succeeded in coming back to break the French Player in the 7th (3-4) game before winning the set at the tiebreak at 4.

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

Statistics

After this contest, the head to head between Bedene and Paire is 2-4 for Benoit.

Highlights Aljaz Bedene vs. Benoit Paire U.S. Open – New York

Next Match: Aljaz Bedene vs. Alexander Zverev – stats

Bedene will play Zverev in the 3rd round.

This will be the 4th time that Aljaz Bedene and Alexander Zverev clash against each other. The head to head is 3-0 for Zverev (see full H2H stats), 2-0 on hard.

The last time that they fought against each other, Zverev won 6-4 6-1 6-4 in the 1st round in Melbourne back in January 2019.

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