The 51st racket of the world, French tennis player Benoit Paire, in the semifinals of the competition in Lyon was stronger than the American Taylor Fritz, who is in 46th place in the world ranking, 6/4, 6/2.
For 1 hour and 4 minutes of the match, Benoit made 10 aces and three breaks, having made a mistake five times when serving. While Taylor once filed through and made one double mistake.
Score in the personal meetings of opponents was 2: 1 in favor of the Frenchman. In the finals of the tournament, Paire will play either with Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili, or with Canadian Felix Auger.
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