Benoit Paire vs. Stefanos Tsitsipas - 2020 Ultimate Tennis Showdown
Sunday, June 14 2020
Stefanos Tsitsipas meets Benoit Paire at the inaugural weekend of the Ultimate Tennis Showdown! This matchup is going to be so exciting as both players have incredible playing styles and are extremely passionate on the court. Who will come out on top, the Greek superstar, or the Frenchman?
Stefanos Tsitsipas is potentially the most promising young player out of everyone on the tour. Tsitsipas has got the consistency in his game, the mentality, the power, and the experience to take on anyone and everyone on the tour. Tsitsipas had a career year in 2019, beating the likes of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic multiple times! Tsitsipas is extremely confident and his game speaks for itself. Tsitsipas won the 2019 Nitto ATP Finals and I am sure that either he or Dominic Thiem will be the first young players to win a Grand Slam outside of the Big 3. Tsitsipas loves playing at the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy and he will want to win the title here at the Ultimate Tennis Showdown.
Benoit Paire is one of the more exciting players to watch on the tour. Benoit Paire is sort of like Dustin Brown in his playing style: you never know what shot he is going to pull off. Paire is so entertaining and even if he loses a match, he puts on solid performances. Paire has a lot of experience on tour and he will have to make sure he maintains his concentration in matches if he wants to beat the likes of Tsitsipas. Paire can beat anyone, but is he able to be consistent in his game?
This will be the third meeting between both players, with the H2H being split at 1-1. Paire won their first encounter in 2017 in straight sets, however, Tsitsipas came back with a vengeance last year beating the Frenchman 7-5/6-0 in Washington. Tsitsipas has drastically improved since 2017 and even more since they last met. I'd be shocked if this match was close as Tsitsipas is very good against weaker opponents. Tsitsipas should come out and dominate this match.
Stefanos Tsitsipas to win.