Benoit Paire vs. Alexei Popyrin - 6/27/20 Ultimate Tennis Showdown Tennis Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Benoit Paire vs. Alexei Popyrin - 6/27/20 Ultimate Tennis Showdown Tennis Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports

Alexei Popyrin vs. Benoit Paire - 2020 Ultimate Tennis Showdown

Saturday, June 27 2020

TV: EUROSPORT

The Ultimate Tennis Showdown is really giving us some exciting matchups as the third weekend commences. In the second match on Saturday, we have an incredible clash between Benoit Paire and Alexei Popyrin. Will Paire finally turn on the engines, or will the young Australian show us his incredible talent once again?

Benoit Paire can be a very annoying player to watch if you are a tennis fan, but he can also be an extremely fun player to watch. Paire has all the talent in the world, he can produce incredible winning shots and he can beat anyone if he is on top of his game. However, Benoit Paire does not focus and concentrate, he is a complainer. Benoit Paire gives up when he is down and then just throws away matches and easy points. This is a bad trait for a tennis player, and it is hard to back him when he does things like this. Last weekend we saw him do that against Matteo Berrettini in a 4-0 defeat to the Italian.

Alexei Popyrin is extremely determined to make a big name for himself and he has shown us incredible talent in the first two weekends here at the Ultimate Tennis Showdown. Popyrin has gone 3-1 in his matches here and he will not be looking to stop this momentum. Popyrin is very tall, very strong, and very passionate. I see Popyrin being one of the best players the tennis world has to offer in a few years and he will put everyone on notice here.

This is going to be the second meeting between both players, with Alexei Popyrin leading the head to head 1-0. These two first met in the Basel Open qualifying rounds, and Popyrin made easy work of that match, beating Paire 6-3/6-3. Paire is obviously the better player when he is on top of his game, however, he is rarely on top of his game anymore. Paire does not concentrate on matches, but rather screams and makes a scene as soon as he starts losing. That's not the type of player I am going to back.

Alexei Popyrin to win.

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Liam’s Pick Alexei Popyrin

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.