TennisSection previews the 2021 Parma Open as Benoit Paire (2) meets Jaume Munar in the Round of 16 on Wednesday, May 26th 2021.
Will Benoit Paire be able to get only his 3rd match win of the 2021 ATP Tour season under his belt as he looks to prepare himself for Roland Garros next week? Will Jaume Munar impress in these smaller ATP 250 tournaments, especially on clay, as he loves playing in these conditions? Both players can make their way to the 2021 Parma Open Quarter-finals if they are playing their best tennis, but only one will. Who will it be?
Jaume Munar put on a solid performance in the Round of 32, beating the young Mikael Ymer in straight sets 6-3/7-6. It was a very tight match throughout, with over 8 breaks of serve coming in total (5 breaks for Munar). As this is clay, breaks of serve are expected more than usual, especially if both players do not have huge or accurate serves like Jaume Munar and Mikael Ymer. Jaume Munar is an amazing mover on clay, being able to reach most balls and return practically everything. Now, Jaume Munar will now that he has a very strong chance of making the Quarter-finals here at the 2021 Parma Open, especially as he meets an out of form Benoit Paire.
Benoit Paire has had an absolutely terrible season in 2021, only winning 2 matches and losing 13. Benoit Paire is amazing to watch when he is on top of his game, with amazing movement, trick shots, and experience. However, when he does not care, he goes out of his way to lose on purpose. Benoit Paire has lost his clothing sponsor, Lacoste, due to this sort of behaviour, and it seems that he would rather be on a beach nowadays than compete anymore. If Benoit Paire wants to have any chance to impress his home fans at Roland Garros next week, he will have to get some strong results here, but he will face a tough road straight away here in Parma as he meets Jaume Munar.
Benoit Paire and Jaume Munar have met 2 times before, with Benoit Paire leading the head to head 2-0. They have always met on clay and Paire has never lost a set to Munar. Although Paire has dominated their prior encounters, this was when Paire was actually playing some good tennis, and Jaume Munar was not as experienced as he is now. Jaume Munar is improving with every tournament he plays in, and with the terrible form which we see Benoit Paire in, it is clear what the most likely result of this match is going to be.
Free Tennis Pick and Prediction: Jaume Munar to Win.