The 69th racket of the world, French tennis player Benoit Paire, at the start of the Grand Prix Hassan II competition, defeated the Slovene Aljaz Bedene, who occupies 68th place in the world ranking, – 3/6, 6/4, 7/5.
For 2 hours and 6 minutes of the match, Benoit made four aces and eight breaks, making eight mistakes when serving. While Aljaz five times filed through and implemented seven break points, making four double faults.
Score in personal meetings of opponents was 4: 1 in favor of the Frenchman. In the second round of the tournament in Marrakesh, Paire will play with Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert.