The Frenchman Benoit Paire entered the Grand Prix Hassan II semi-final having lost all three of his previous games against compatriot Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, without even getting a set. However, although Tsonga won the first set and the ending seemed to be the same, Paire made the overturning and won with 2-6, 6-4, 6-3 to get the ticket to the final agianst Pablo Andujar.
“I am very happy to win today, because this is the first time I have won him,” said Paire.
Paire will compete in his first ATP after Moselle Open in 2017 and will try to win the second title of his career after the Swedish Open in 2015.
In the big final, he will face Andujar, who knocked down No 4 of the board Gilles Simon with 6-1, 6-1 in just 74 minutes. The Spaniard is in great shape and wants the to win his fourth ATP title of his career.
“The tournament is very strong this year with many good players,” Andujar said. “My goal is to win tomorrow, after the injury I always said that my goal is to be healthy, of course I want to win tomorrow and I will give my best self, I will not be the favorite but I played well today and I do not have nothing to lose.”
Cover Image: h24info.ma