Benoit Paire vs. Pablo Carreno-Busta - 8/22/19 Winston-Salem Tennis Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Benoit Paire vs. Pablo Carreno-Busta

Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 2:00 PM (Wake Forest University)

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Benoit Paire and Pablo Carreno-Busta meet in the quarterfinals of the 2019 tennis Winston-Salem.

Benoit Paire is coming off a three sets win over Ugo Humbert that took 31 games to decide. In the victory, Paire won 76 percent of his first serve points and 42 percent of his second serve points. Paire won 57 percent of his total service points and converted on six of his 11 break points. Paire got 46 percent of his first serves in play and saved seven of his 12 break points. Paire really bucketed down his service game in the deciding set to close the match. Paire has now won six of his last eight matches that have gone the distance. Paire looks to win three straight matches for the first time since Wimbledon. Paire has won five of his last eight matches on hard court.

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Pablo Carreno-Busta is coming off a straight sets win over Lorenzo Sonego that took 19 games to decide. In the victory, Carreno-Busta won 68 percent of his first serve points and 61 percent of his second serve points. Carreno-Busta won 65 percent of his total service points and converted on two of his three break points. Carreno-Busta got 57 percent of his first serves in play and saved two of his three break points. After winning a first set tiebreak in 16 points, Carreno-Busta won the second set 6-0, the type of victory that certainly provides an extra spark of confidence. Carreno-Busta looks to win three straight matches for the first time since Hamburg. Carreno-Busta has won four of his last five matches on hard court.

These two have played 11 times and Paire has won seven of those matches, including the most recent meeting this year in the French Open. Paire has won the last four matches against Carreno-Busta. Seven of the 11 matches were decided in straight sets.

This is a respectable meeting and there’s a lot of history between these two players. However, it’s Paire who has played the better tennis up to this point and has been on the right side more times than not when these two meet. When h2h are this lopsided, they usually remain that way and can tell you a lot about how the next match will go.

Look for the Frenchman to reach the semifinals.

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