Stefanos Tsitsipas targets the fourth round of the Australian Open when he takes on the enigmatic Benoit Paire on Saturday.
Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Benoit Paire Australian Open Tips, Predictions & Preview
Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Benoit Paire free Australian Open tips, predictions and preview – Paire has only defeated one top 10 player since 2017…
Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Benoit Paire Tips
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Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Benoit Paire Match Details
🎾 Competition: Australian Open R3
🗓 Date: Saturday January 22
⏰ Time: TBA
🏟 Stadium: TBA
Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Benoit Paire Head to Head
Tsitsipas leads 3-1
- 2021 | Madrid R32 | Tsitsipas 6-1 6-2
- 2021 | Acapulco R32 | Tsitsipas 6-3 6-1
- 2019 | Washington QF | Tsitsipas 7-5 6-0
- 2017 | Metz R32 | Paure 6-2 6-4
Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Benoit Paire Stats
- Tsitsipas has won three of the four meetings between the pair
- Tsitsipas has won all three of those matches in straight sets
- Paire has won three games or less in five of the last six sets
- Paire only has won top 10 win since 2017 (vs Shapovalov in 2021)
- Paire has never been beyond R3 at the Australian Open
Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Benoit Paire Prediction & Preview
Stefanos Tsitsipas aims for his fourth straight win over Benoit Paire when they square off for a spot in the Australian Open fourth round on Saturday.
Tsitsipas hasn’t been entirely convincing since returning from elbow surgery to begin the season, losing to Diego Schwartzman at the ATP Cup and withdrawing from his first match at that tournament.
The Greek managed to score a straight sets win over Mikael Ymer in the opening round but was dragged into a dogfight by Grand Slam debutant Sebastian Baez in the second round.
Tsitsipas – a semi-finalist last year in Melbourne – needed over three hours and four sets to get past Baez and was lucky to not need five after the Argentine served for the opening set.
Fortunately for Tsitsipas, he now faces a man who he has dominated over the last few years, barely dropping games and losing no sets against.
Paire has struggled for motivation since the pandemic and barely won matches over the last two years, but he’s found some fire in the belly this week, claiming a five-set win over Thiago Monteiro and four-set victory over Grigor Dimitrov.
Those were fantastic wins for Paire, but the Frenchman now faces a big step up in class and he historically doesn’t fare well against top 10 players.
Paire only has won win over a top 10 player since 2017 and is 7-44 lifetime against the game’s elite. He simply doesn’t have the consistency or mental strength to last over three hours against quality players, so even if Tsitsipas is below his best again, the World No. 4 should be able to get the job done – and if wins the first set, we’d back him to do it in straights.