Indian Wells Masters 2021: Benoit Paire vs Frances Tiafoe Preview, Head to Head, Prediction and Live Stream for BNP Paribas Open

World No. 9 Benoit Paire will take on World No. 51 Frances Tiafoe in the opening round of the BNP Paribas Open on October 7, 2021.

Benoit Paire vs Frances Tiafoe
Frances Tiafoe vs Benoit Paire

World No. 49 Benoit Paire will take on World No. 51 Frances Tiafoe in the opening round of the BNP Paribas Open on October 7, 2021.

Benoit Paire vs Frances Tiafoe: Match Details

  • Tournament: Indian Wells Masters 2021
  • Match: Benoit Paire vs Frances Tiafoe
  • Round: 1st Round
  • Date: 7th October 2021
  • Prize Money: $18,155
  • Surface: Outdoor hard court

Benoit Paire vs Frances Tiafoe: Preview

Frances Tiafoe
Frances Tiafoe

Paire comes into this tournament after losing in the second round to James Duckworth in Sofia last month. The Frenchman hasn’t been at his best this season, as he has experiencing numerous first-second round exits on the hard courts. However, he did manage to make the quarterfinals of the Cincinnati Masters, before Russia’s Andrey Rublev ended the run. The 32-year-old needs a much better show this week in the desert, after a 6/11 win/loss record on the hard courts.

Meanwhile, Tiafoe last played a competitive match at the 2021 US Open, where he was downed in the fourth round by Canadian Felix Auger Aliassime. The American also didn’t play the recently concluded Laver Cup in Boston. Barring a few big wins on the hard court this season, Tiafoe hasn’t enjoyed the best time on the hard courts. At the moment, the 23-year-old has a 17/10 win/loss on the hard surface. Furthermore, Tiafoe lost in the opening round itself at the Indian Wells in 2019. He would want to perform better this time around.

Benoit Paire vs Frances Tiafoe: Head to Head

Benoît Paire
Benoît Paire

These two have met only once on the ATP tour. It is the American who leads the Frenchman 1-0.

Benoit Paire vs Frances Tiafoe: Prediction

Frances Tiafoe
Frances Tiafoe

As always, expect flashes of brilliance from the Frenchman, who might blow hot and cold throughout the match. On the other hand, the American is more of a steady player, and should look to capitalize on the loose temperament of his opponent to progress ahead in the tournament.

Match Prediction: Frances Tiafoe should win in two sets.

Benoit Paire vs Frances Tiafoe: Broadcast and Live stream details

CountryOfficial Broadcaster
IndiaVoot Select
USATennis Channel
CanadaTennis Canada
Middle East BeIN sports
JapanWowow
ChinaCCTV
BrazilGlobosat
Caribbean ESPN International
South AmericaESPN International
UKAmazon Prime video
Southeast AsiaFox Sports

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