Benoît Paire: Instagram, Safin, coach… 10 questions you may ask about “The Rebel”

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Benoît Paire is one of the funniest and craziest players on the Tour. Here are the answers to 10 questions you may ask yourself about the Frenchman.

You can follow Benoît Paire on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

When was Benoît Paire born?

Benoit Paire was born on May 8, 1989, in Avignon, in the south of France. Paire’s nationality is French. However, he lives in Geneva, Switzerland.

How tall is Benoît Paire?

Benoît Paire is 6ft 5in (1.96m) tall, according to his profile on ATP official website. He weighs 80kgs (176lbs).

Who are Benoît Paire’s parents?

Benoit Paire’s father is named Philippe. He works at the SNCF, the French railway company. His mother, Eliane, works for the local government of the Vaucluse. 

How many siblings does he have?

Benoit Paire has an older brother Thomas (born in 1985), who also played tennis and now works for the French Tennis Federation. They teamed at the Lyon Open in 2017.

Who are Benoît Paire’s idols? 

Paire’s idol growing up was Marat Safin. That may be a hint about why he breaks so many racquets. 

At what age did he start playing tennis?

Benoît Paire began playing tennis aged six with his father, who used to work at a small tennis club next to his house. Paire’s favourite surface is clay and his favourite shot is backhand.

Benoit Paire in Dubai in 2020

Who is Benoît Paire’s coach?

Benoit Paire full-time coach is Morgan Bourbon. Bourbon also works at the Mouratoglou Academy, so Paire sometimes trains there. He was a professional player until 2015. 

When did Benoît Paire start his pro career?

Benoit Paire turned pro in 2007. He played his first Grand Slam in 2008 at the French Open thanks to a wildcard and lost in the first round. The Frenchman broke into the Top 100 in 2011. 

Does Benoît Paire have Instagram?

Benoît Paire has an Instagram account, which is followed by 290k people, as of June 2020. He is very active on Instagram, publishing stories almost every day. He also carried out several Instagram Live with his good friend Stan Wawrinka and other friends during the lockdown imposed by the coronavirus pandemic. Paire also has a Twitter account (@benoitpaire). He is followed there by 104k people. 

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Who is Benoît Paire’s girlfriend?

Benoît Paire does not have a girlfriend at the moment. He previously had relationships with Tamara Marthe and French singer Shy’m.

In 2018 he spoke to L’Équipe about the difficulty of having a stable relationship when being a tennis player:

“Either she sacrifices herself and puts her career on hold, or you see her less, and long-distance relationships are complicated.”

What are fun facts about Benoît Paire? 

  • One of Paire’s nickname’s is La Tige (the stalk) because he’s tall and thin.
  • He is a huge fan of the French football team Olympique de Marseille.
  • He loves Breaking Bad 

 

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