Stefanos Tsitsipas will take on Benoit Paire in the second round of the Madrid Open 2021. Tsitsipas is currently the World no.5 on the ATP rankings and Paire is the World no.35.
- Tournament: ATP Madrid Open 2021
- Match: Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Benoit Paire
- Round: Second-round
- Date: 5th May, 2021
- PrizeMoney: €22,720
- Venue: Madrid, Spain
- Surface: Clay Court
Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Benoit Paire: Match Preview
Stefanos Tsitsipas has started the clay court leg of the year with aplomb. In the two tournaments that he has participated in so far, he has won one and been a Finalist in the other. Tsitsipas defeated Andrey Rublev in the final of Monte Carlo to lift the ATP 1000 event. In the event that followed, the Barcelona Open, he came up against Rafael Nadal in the Final. Tsitsipas lost to Nadal in the finals, in straight sets 3-6 3-6.He had a bye in the first round of the Madrid Open, in the second round he will face Frenchman Benoit Paire.
Paire has been in terrible form this year, and has barely made it past the first one or two matches in any tournament. Before he had won his first round encounter in this tournament, he had six consecutive first round exits in six tournaments. Also, some of the comments he has made off the court, about his colleagues, has earned him a bad reputation and made him slightly unpopular in the men’s locker room. In the first round here he beat Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-4 7-5.
Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Benoit Paire: Head-to-Head
These two players have faced each other three times on the tour, with Tsitsipas leading the head to head 2-1. The last time these two players met was in the Acapulco Open in 2021, a match that Tsitsipas won in straight sets 6-3 6-1.
Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Benoit Paire: Prediction
Tsitsipas is in as good a form as he has ever been in his career and is full of confidence. Although Paire won his first round match, it’s difficult to say what his motivation levels are at the moment. This should be an easy win for the twenty-two year old from Greece.
Match Prediction: Stefanos Tsitsipas will beat Benoit Paire in straight sets.