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Timea Babos (L) and Kristina Mladenovic (R) speak before a point during the women’s doubles final of the Australian Open earlier this year(Getty Images)

Mladenovic-Babos withdrawn from US Open doubles after quarantine notice

New York | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 08:45 AM IST
Mladenovic is one of 10 players who came in contact with France’s Benoit Paire, who was pulled out from the men’s field at the hardcourt major after testing positive for the new coronavirus.
Tennis - Australian Open - Third Round - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia - January 24, 2020. Argentina's Guido Pella in action during his match against Italy's Fabio Fognini. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/Files(REUTERS)
Tennis - Australian Open - Third Round - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia - January 24, 2020. Argentina's Guido Pella in action during his match against Italy's Fabio Fognini. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/Files(REUTERS)

Pella hits out at US Open organisers over COVID-19 protocols

NEW YORK | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2020 04:50 PM IST
Tournament organisers refused to divulge the identity of the player but Paire, who was removed from the draw on Sunday, later confirmed on social media that he had tested positive.
Signage bearing the words "Black Lives Matter" is seen inside Arthur Ashe Stadium on day one of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in the Queens borough of New York City, U.S., August 31, 2020. REUTERS/Amy Tennery(REUTERS)
Signage bearing the words "Black Lives Matter" is seen inside Arthur Ashe Stadium on day one of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in the Queens borough of New York City, U.S., August 31, 2020. REUTERS/Amy Tennery(REUTERS)

Talk of ‘fake bubble,’ ‘bubble in bubble’ on US Open’s Day 1

New York | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 09:38 AM IST
The players were not identified to the AP by the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the U.S. Tennis Association did not announce the names of anyone involved.
File image of Benoit Paire.(AP)
File image of Benoit Paire.(AP)

Paire tests positive for COVID-19 before US Open: Report

NEW YORK | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 09:17 AM IST
Paire’s name no longer appeared on the list of seeds on the tournament website on Sunday and the men’s draw showed Majchrzak would play Spain’s Marcel Granollers.
France's Benoit Paire runs to make a forehand return.(AP)
France's Benoit Paire runs to make a forehand return.(AP)

Paire hangs on to beat Cilic, Fognini shocked by Evans in Dubai

Dubai | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2020 11:34 PM IST
Paire broke as he clung on and then won the set in the opening match of the day played in desert conditions in which temperatures reached 29 degrees Celsius (82.4 degrees fahrenheit).
Benoit Paire.(Reuters)
Benoit Paire.(Reuters)

Tata Open 2020: Five foreign tennis stars to watch out for

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2020 09:40 PM IST
Tata Open 2020: The qualifying rounds will be played on February 1 and 2. Serbian star Viktor Troicki and Netherlands’ Robin Haase will be star attraction at the qualifying rounds.
Benoit Paire of France reacts during his match against Dusan Lajovic of Serbia.(REUTERS)
Benoit Paire of France reacts during his match against Dusan Lajovic of Serbia.(REUTERS)

Benoit Paire, Ugo Humbert set up all French final in Auckland

Auckland | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2020 04:32 PM IST
Ugo Humbert attacked Isner at his strongest point, the serve, on his way to a 7-6 (7/5), 6-4 victory, while fifth-seed Benoit Paire beat Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz 6-4, 7-6 (7/1), 6-2.
Canada's Denis Shapovalov reacts during his Quarter Final singles match against Serbia's Novak Djokovic.(REUTERS)
Canada's Denis Shapovalov reacts during his Quarter Final singles match against Serbia's Novak Djokovic.(REUTERS)

Denis Shapovalov falls to French qualifier Ugo Humbert in Auckland

Auckland | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2020 04:36 PM IST
There was only one break in each set of the evenly contested clash with Humbert winning 7-5, 6-4, clinching the victory with the Canadian’s sixth double fault.
France's Benoit Paire in action during his match against Serbia's Novak Djokovic REUTERS/Sergio Perez(REUTERS)
France's Benoit Paire in action during his match against Serbia's Novak Djokovic REUTERS/Sergio Perez(REUTERS)

Benoit Paire and Ivo Karlovic set for Tata Open Maharashtra return

Pune | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2019 04:43 PM IST
Last edition’s runner-up Ivo Karlovic will return for the third edition of the tournament, which has now been shifted to first week of February instead of being a season-opener.
File image of Serbia's Novak Djokovic.(AP)
File image of Serbia's Novak Djokovic.(AP)

Novak Djokovic sends Serbia through as France knocked out of Davis Cup

London | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2019 09:09 PM IST
France’s early exit is a major surprise given they were the top seeds in the competition, which they have won on 10 previous occasions and were only denied an 11th success by Croatia in last year’s final.
Benoit Paire, of France, hits a return to Steve Johnson, of the United States, during the Winston-Salem Open tennis tournament in Winston-Salem, N.C., Friday, Aug. 23, 2019.(AP)
Benoit Paire, of France, hits a return to Steve Johnson, of the United States, during the Winston-Salem Open tennis tournament in Winston-Salem, N.C., Friday, Aug. 23, 2019.(AP)

Paire, Hurkacz survive long day to reach Winston-Salem final

North Carolina | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2019 12:27 PM IST
In the final, Paire will face Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz, who topped 20-year-old qualifier Denis Shapovalov 6-3 6-4.
Benoit Paire of France returns a volley to Ugo Humbert of France in the third round of the Winston-Salem Open tennis tournament Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Winston-Salem, N.C.(AP)
Benoit Paire of France returns a volley to Ugo Humbert of France in the third round of the Winston-Salem Open tennis tournament Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Winston-Salem, N.C.(AP)

Paire survives Humbert scare to reach Winston-Salem quarters

North Carolina | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2019 12:40 PM IST
Paire will face Spanish 11th seed Pablo Carreno Busta who beat Italy’s Lorenzo Sonego 7-6(7) 6-0
India's Prajnesh Gunneswaran went down to Benoit Paire(AP)
India's Prajnesh Gunneswaran went down to Benoit Paire(AP)

Prajnesh goes down to top seed Benoit Paire; ousted from Winston-Salem Open

North Carolina | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2019 10:37 AM IST
The left-handed Indian, ranked 89, could convert just one of his five break chances to suffer a 3-6 5-7 loss to his French opponent in a match that lasted one hour and 10 minutes on Tuesday night.
A file photo of Indian tennis player Prajnesh Gunneswaran.(REUTERS)
A file photo of Indian tennis player Prajnesh Gunneswaran.(REUTERS)

Prajnesh advances in Winston Salem Open as Bopanna-Sharan crash out

North Carolina | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2019 02:34 PM IST
Prajnesh Gunneswaran, ranked 89th in the world, beat his German rival 6-3 6-4 in a match that lasted one hour and 13 minutes on Sunday night.
Denis Shapovalov of Canada and Rohan Bopanna of India in action.(Getty Images)
Denis Shapovalov of Canada and Rohan Bopanna of India in action.(Getty Images)

Rohan Bopanna, Denis Shapovalov advance to Montreal Masters semifinal

Montreal | By PTI
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2019 06:06 PM IST
The Indo-Canadian got a walkover in their quarterfinal clash against France’s Benoit Paire and Swiss Stan Wawrinka.
File image of Greece tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas in action during a match.(AFP)
File image of Greece tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas in action during a match.(AFP)

ATP Washington Open: Top seed Stefanos Tsitsipas enters quarter-finals

Washington | By AFP
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2019 09:40 AM IST
In the quarter-finals, Tsitsipas will meet French 10th seed Benoit Paire, who ousted US fifth seed John Isner 7-6 (7/3), 6-3.
Spain's Rafael Nadal in action during his fourth round match against Argentina's Juan Ignacio Londero.(REUTERS)
Spain's Rafael Nadal in action during his fourth round match against Argentina's Juan Ignacio Londero.(REUTERS)

Rafael Nadal racks up 90th Roland Garros win to reach quarter-finals

Paris | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2019 09:51 PM IST
Rafael Nadal, bidding for a 12th title at the tournament, swept past Argentina’s Juan Ignacio Londero 6-2, 6-3, 6-3.
File image of Prajnesh Gunneswaran(AFP)
File image of Prajnesh Gunneswaran(AFP)

India’s Prajnesh shocks Paire at Indian Wells

Indian Wells | By PTI
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2019 01:51 PM IST
Playing his maiden singles main draw at this level, the Indian left-hander Prajnesh Gunneswaran shocked the fancied French player 7-6 (5) 6-4 in one hour and 29 minutes.
Benoit Paire of France and Japan's Kei Nishikori shake hands after their first round match(REUTERS)
Benoit Paire of France and Japan's Kei Nishikori shake hands after their first round match(REUTERS)

Kei Nishikori comes through ‘tricky’ Dubai debut

Dubai | By AFP
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2019 10:54 PM IST
Asia’s top player and the world number six will meet Huburt Hurkacz in the second round at the Aviation Club after the Pole beat French qualifier Corentin Moutet 6-3, 7-5.
Stanislas Wawrinka celebrates after victory over France's Benoit Paire in their first round encounter.(AFP)
Stanislas Wawrinka celebrates after victory over France's Benoit Paire in their first round encounter.(AFP)

Rotterdam Open: Stan Wawrinka through as Benoit Paire switches off

Rotterdam | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2019 11:34 AM IST
After fighting through a 45-minute first set the 33-year-old Wawrinka needed just 26 more minutes to salt away the first-round victory as the moody Paire had unleashed a trademark racquet smash after dropping the opening set.
Austria's Dominic Thiem looks dejected after retiring the match against Australia's Alexei Popyrin.(REUTERS)
Austria's Dominic Thiem looks dejected after retiring the match against Australia's Alexei Popyrin.(REUTERS)

Australian Open 2019: Seventh seed Dominic Thiem limps out of Open

Melbourne | By AFP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2019 02:54 PM IST
“It’s never easy winning like this, Dom played a tough first round. It’s never easy winning like this,” said the teenager.
Tennis - ATP 1000 - Paris Masters - AccorHotels Arena, Paris, France - October 30, 2018 Switzerland's Roger Federer during a press conference REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes(REUTERS)
Tennis - ATP 1000 - Paris Masters - AccorHotels Arena, Paris, France - October 30, 2018 Switzerland's Roger Federer during a press conference REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes(REUTERS)

Roger Federer confirms Paris Masters participation

Paris | By AFP
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2018 11:03 PM IST
Roger Federer will play the winner of the tie between France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Croatia’s Milos Raonic on Wednesday after recieving a bye in the first round.
File picture of Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia and Herzegovina(AFP)
File picture of Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia and Herzegovina(AFP)

Defending champion Dzumhur beaten at Kremlin Cup, Paire battles through

Moscow | By AFP
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2018 09:50 AM IST
The Bosnian, who won both the St Petersburg and Moscow tournaments last year, slumped to a 6-1 6-7 (5/7), 6-2 loss to the world number 217.
Rafael Nadal of Spain plays a shot against Benoit Paire of France at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament.(AFP)
Rafael Nadal of Spain plays a shot against Benoit Paire of France at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament.(AFP)

Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev win through in Rogers Cup

Omnisport | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2018 12:07 PM IST
Rafael Nadal blew past patchy Frenchman Benoit Paire while Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev registered victories at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament on Thursday.
Andy Murray has only just returned to action after 11 months on the sidelines due to a hip injury that needed surgery in January.(REUTERS)
Andy Murray has only just returned to action after 11 months on the sidelines due to a hip injury that needed surgery in January.(REUTERS)

Andy Murray pulls out of Wimbledon ‘with heavy heart’

AFP, London | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2018 02:59 AM IST
Andy Murray was due to play France’s Benoit Paire in the first round of Wimbledon on Tuesday, but he had admitted on Sunday morning that there was a chance he could pull out if his body didn’t feel right
Swiss tennis maestro Roger Federer will begin his title defence at Wimbledon against Dusan Lajovic.(Reuters)
Swiss tennis maestro Roger Federer will begin his title defence at Wimbledon against Dusan Lajovic.(Reuters)

Roger Federer starts Wimbledon title defence vs Dusan Lajovic, Andy Murray to face Benoit Paire

London | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2018 04:40 PM IST
Roger Federer is once again seen as the favourite and is gunning to win Wimbledon for a ninth time. He will begin his title defence against Dusan Lajovic.
Switzerland tennis player Roger Federer waves after winning against France's Benoit Paire in their Round of 16 match at the ATP tennis tournament in Halle on Thursday.(AP)
Switzerland tennis player Roger Federer waves after winning against France's Benoit Paire in their Round of 16 match at the ATP tennis tournament in Halle on Thursday.(AP)

Roger Federer edges Benoit Paire to advance in Halle

Associated Press, Halle | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2018 02:17 AM IST
Roger Federer extended his grass court winning streak to 18 matches, including his titles in Stuttgart last week and at Halle and Wimbledon last year.
Japan's Kei Nishikori beat France's Benoit Paire 6-3, 2-6, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.(REUTERS)
Japan's Kei Nishikori beat France's Benoit Paire 6-3, 2-6, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.(REUTERS)

Kei Nishikori beats Benoit Paire at French open, faces Gilles Simon next

Reuters, Paris | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2018 11:31 PM IST
Kei Nishikori of Japan beat Benoit Paire to advance to the next round of French Open. He will next play Giles Simon.
Novak Djokovic returns the ball to Austria's Dominic Thiem during their match at the Monte Carlo Masters tennis tournament.(AFP)
Novak Djokovic returns the ball to Austria's Dominic Thiem during their match at the Monte Carlo Masters tennis tournament.(AFP)

Novak Djokovic confident of reclaiming his spot at the top of world tennis

Agence France-Presse, Monte Carlo | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2018 09:54 AM IST
Novak Djokovic has not won a Grand Slam title since the 2016 French Open and has failed to reach a quarter-final at any of his four tournaments since Wimbledon last July, but he is confident of a turnaround this year
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