Day 5 Preview: Alexei Popyrin “The Sniper” vs Benoît Paire “The Rebel”
If you like your tennis spicy and your umpires under siege, then we have a UTS battle just for you! Enter the Rebel, Benoit Paire, and the Sniper, Alexei Popyrin, two hot-headed hard-hitters who love to make trouble almost as much as they love to make winners.
UTS founder Patrick Mouratoglou wants emotions to be a big part of the package here in France, and he’s selected wisely with this sizzling pair of personalities. Both players back up their big games with even bigger attitudes…
The drama could be long but the points should be short in this contest. Paire likes to attack behind his serve, especially when he’s chosen his Winner X3 card, and Popyrin’s staple is the serve-plus-one. Aggression and bravery will set the tone, but the eventual winner might just be the player who patiently waits for the right moment to strike.