The match lasted 2 hours and 3 minutes. The 38th World No. 30, Benoit, 30, made three breaks and 17 aces, making four wrong mistakes. The 27-year-old Pablo, who is in 57th place in the ATP ranking, took the opponent’s submission two times, made two aces and three double faults.
The Frenchman remains the leader in the personal meetings of the players – 8-4. Paire’s next opponent in the tournament will be either Japanese Kei Nishikori.
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