TennisSection previews the 2021 Astana Open as Benoit Paire takes on Egor Gerasimov in the Round of 32 on Tuesday, September 21st, 2021.
Will Egor Gerasimov show us his very strong game in these conditions as he aims to continue making a name for himself? Will Benoit Paire show us why he beloved with his amazing game when he is confident? Both players will come out here and put on a show for us, but only one will make their way to the Round of 16 of the 2021 Astana Open. Who will it be?
Egor Gerasimov is an underrated player, being quite consistent at some points. However, Egor is not consistent on most surfaces. Egor is at his best at this time of the year as the indoor hard court season begins. Egor has great assets for these conditions, a huge and fast serve, and a speedy forehand which flows through the court with great speed and length, making it hard for opponents to return at their best. However, it is hard to just switch up your game when the indoor hard court season starts, and Egor Gerasimov will have to come out here and try and wear off any rust he might have as he meets the always tough and unpredictable Benoit Paire here at the 2021 Astana Open.
Benoit Paire has been finding his form again, finally giving us hope for the best version of Benoir Paire to continuously show up on the tennis court. Over the last few months, Benoit has been able to beat the likes of Isner, Shapovalov, and keep matches close with the likes of Rublev. Benoit is a very momentum reliant player, which means that when things are good, he will play out of this world, but when things might not be going his way, he can lose to a nobody. This is very hard for him as he has to work extra hard to get back to his best. Therefore, Benoit Paire will hope to get himself off to a strong start here at the 2021 Astana Open against Egor Gerasimov so he can build that confidence for the next few weeks.
Benoit Paire and Egor Gerasimov have met 2 times before, with Egor Gerasimov leading the head to head 2-0. They met last earlier this year at the Australian Open where Benoit was injured and lost in 4 sets. Benoit will know he lost to Egor earlier this year, but he will also look at it from the positive side. Benoit had won 0 matches for the first 5-6 months of the year, and he has now won 12 matches since then. Egor has played all year up and down, and won 13 matches along the way. This means that Benoit has done as much as Egor has done all year in just the last few months. The momentum is clearly in Benoit’s corner, and I expect for the Frenchman to make his way to the Round of 16 of the 2021 Astana Open.
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