Holger Rune vs. Benoit Paire - 2021 Chile Open Second Round
Wednesday, March 10th 2021
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Benoit Paire (2) meets Holger Rune in the second round of the 2021 Chile Open on Wednesday, March 10th 2021.
Will Holger Rune be able to cause what would be a very big upset and career victory, or will the experienced Benoit Paire be able to get the job done here and book his spot in the quarter finals?
Holger Rune, the world No.1 Junior player, has been playing some great tennis recently, finally getting some matches on the main ATP Tour, and winning all of them in great fashion. Holger Rune came through qualifying here in strong style and in the first round he beat Sebastian Baez in straight sets 6-3/6-2 to set up this encounter against Benoit Paire. Holger has definitely got a bright future ahead and has already trained with some of the best players in the world. Can the young Dane cause the upset here and make his way to his first ATP quarter final?
Benoit Paire has been up and down in recent months, playing extremely well when he wants to, and then just playing terribly when he cannot be bothered. This is the story of Benoit Paire. Paire will play like a beast and push the best players in the world to the limit when he is motivated and feeling himself, but when one thing might not be going his way, or he is just not in the mood, he will just play passively and let the opponent take control of the match. Which Benoit Paire will we see come out here in Chile on Wednesday?
This is going to be the first meeting between both players, and to be quite honest, I am seeing the upset happening here. Benoit Paire of course has much more experience and if he is playing his best would win this match easily. However, Holger Rune is a very important and exciting prodigy who is extremely motivated to make a name for himself on the ATP Tour. Benoit Paire will be pushed here, and he will not care enough to fight back hard enough. Holger Rune to win and book a spot in the quarter finals.