Dimitrov vs Paire Tips, Prediction & Live Stream

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Former Australian Open semi-finalist Grigor Dimitrov faces one of the sport’s wildest characters Benoit Paire for a place in the third round on Tuesday.

Grigor Dimitrov vs Benoit Paire Australian Open Tips, Predictions & Live Stream

Grigor Dimitrov vs Benoit Paire free Australian Open tips, predictions and live stream information – Dimitrov’s last seven wins have seen both players win a set…

Grigor Dimitrov vs Benoit Paire Match Details

🎾 Competition: Australian Open R2
🗓 Date: Thursday January 18
 Time: From 2.30pm AEDT
🏟 Stadium: Court 3

Grigor Dimitrov vs Benoit Paire Head to Head

Paire leads 2-1

  • 2012 | US Open R64 | Paire 5-7 6-3 7-6 6-2
  • 2013 | Stockholm SF | Dimitrov 4-6 6-2 6-2
  • 2015 | Tokyo R16 | Paire 6-4 3-6 6-1

Grigor Dimitrov vs Benoit Paire Tips, Prediction & Preview

Grigor Dimitrov and Benoit Paire square off for the first time in seven years when they do battle in the Australian Open second round on Thursday.

Dimitrov has fallen from his lofty heights of a top 10 player and regular fixture in the second weeks of slams over the last couple of years, but he has a good chance to build some momentum and advance into the third round here.

The Bulgarian, a former semi-finalist at Melbourne Park, began his campaign on Tuesday with a four-set victory over qualifier Jiri Lehecka, prevailing 7-5 in the fourth.

It was a solid performance under pressure from Dimitrov, with the World No. 28 saving seven of eight break points and striking 33 winners to 29 unforced errors.

Interestingly, it was Dimitrov’s seventh win in a row where he has also conceded a set, highlighting his inability to completely control a match from start to finish.

Meanwhile, Paire endured a woeful 2021 campaign where he barely won back-to-back matches, with the enigmatic Frenchman struggling with life on tour during the pandemic.

Paire however is capable of some magical tennis when the motivation is there and it certainly was in his first round match as he conquered Thiago Monteiro 7-5 in the fifth. Paire fired down 30 aces and 76 winners in the first round victory and if he can produce similar numbers, he will give himself a chance against Dimitrov, who isn’t the player he once was.

In saying that, Dimitrov is still very consistent from the baseline and consistency is Paire’s worst nightmare. There will be flashes of brilliance from the Frenchman, but expect Dimitrov to weather the storm and navigate himself to victory in four or five sets.

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