Tomorrow we are going to meet in Marbella. The final of the Challenger tournament, which will include Frenchman Benoit Paire and Pablo Andujar. Both talented players will play in a serious confrontation. First new seasons tournament on European clay. Review our thoughts on this match here below.
The first one is Benoit Paire. A Frenchman who could be in TOP-20 easily. As a result, he is a talented player. But because of his character, he cannot win anything in 4 years. The last trophy he held was in 2015. And if we are looking at this season, the situation does not change. By this tournament, the overall score is 6 wins and 10 defeats. Anyway, this tournament is the first one on the clay for him. In the first stage, however, he took a hard victory against the Argentine clay specialist – Cachin and in the second, a Canadien who had to retire. In addition, the last two matches for him was quite difficult, but somehow he managed to win them.
Paire has a quite interesting playing style. Often unpredictable. His main weapon is two-handed backhand, which could be named as one of the best in ATP tour. His forehand is a bit weaker and often used in a defensive way. Paire is known for his unique drop shots, who have always receive applause from the crowd. All in all, this player is a public favorite because of the variety in his game, often he surprises by his choices, but this consists of volatility. Paire is probably one of the most emotional players in the ATP tour and because of that, he can lose to anyone.
Pablo Anduraj Alba a great fighter from Spain. In this tournament, he played very well. All his matches were won in straight sets, except in the semis where versus Davidovich Fokina he played 3 sets. Pablo favorite surface is clay and he likes to play on the baseline. He‘s a hard hitter and often holds the ball in a defensive way to get tired his opponent. Moreover, by the year he became quite a solid tennis player who is not afraid to make risky plays.
They played 3 matches and all of them were won by Benoit Paire. Two times they played on the clay, however, once in the ATP Masters 1000 Paris.
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