Jiri Vesely vs. Benoit Paire
|Date & Time||Friday July 5, 2019, 6:00 AM (EDT)|
All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club
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French tennis player, Benoit Paire will be in action at Wimbledon as he has made it through to the third round. At this stage of the tournament, Benoit Paire will play against Jiri Vesely from Czechia.
Jiri Vesely has had a good tournament as he defeated Alexander Zverev in the opening round. Since defeating Zverev, Jiri Vesely looks very confident and that was evident in his previous match. In the previous round, Jiri Vesely defeated Pablo Cuevas from Uruguay in 4 sets. In was a poor start by Vesely as he lost the opening set but the Czech player fought back extremely well to win the next 3 sets. During the victory, Jiri Vesely served exceptionally well as he hit 20 aces which helped him win 74% of his service points. Jiri Vesely won 90% of his service games and 3 return games during his victory against Cuevas.
On the other side of the court, Benoit Paire led his match 2-0 before his opponent retired. Paire won the opening set via a tiebreaker and the second set 6-4. During the win, Benoit Paire won 91% of his service games and 2 return games.
Prior to arriving at Wimbledon, Benoit Paire had been in poor form. Paire was eliminated in the opening round at both the Antalya Open and Halle Open. This is going to be a challenge for Paire as he is playing an opponent who is in good form.
Benoit Paire and Jiri Vesely have played each other twice in the past. Paire has won on both occasions. The most recent match between Benoit Paire and Jiri Vesely was in 2019 at ATP Chennai where the Frenchman won in straight sets.
While Paire has beaten Vesely on 2 occasions, I see the Frenchman losing this match. Benoit Paire has not been in good form and his record on grass is poor. Jiri Vesely, on the other hand, has been playing outstanding tennis and will be high on confidence having recently defeated Alexander Zverev. Jiri Vesely has the power to dominate matches and I see him having enough to eliminate Benoit Paire.