Benoit Paire Bio

  • Plays with a two-handed backhand
  • Started playing tennis aged six with his father, who used to work at a mini-tennis club next  to their house
  • Father, Philippe, works at the SNCF (French railway system); mother, Eliane, works for the local government of the Vaucluse; one brother, Thomas, is a tennis coach
  • Favourite surface is clay
  • Favourite shot is backhand
  • Idol growing up was Marat Safin
  • Favourite hobby is to watch football and is a huge supporter of the Olympique de Marseille
  • If he wasn't a tennis player he would have loved to play football
  • Favourite tennis memory is appearing at 2010 US Open
  • Nickname is "La Tige" ("the stalk") because he's tall and thin.
Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.

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