Frenchman Benoit Paire took a light-hearted dig at good friend Stan Wawrinka's doubles prowess during an online session with Gael Monfils on his Twitch stream which also featured Kristina Mladenovic. Paire says even he would have won an Olympic medal if he had Roger Federer as a partner During the first few weeks of the lockdown, Paire and Wawrinka had entertained their fans on Instagram Live.
On the show with Monfils, Paire said, "Stan, he thinks he is better than me in doubles. I said to him "In doubles you are not a genius. Ok you had a medal (the Olympic gold in Beijing in 2008) but it is because you played with Roger.
Me too, I play with Roger I have the medal. It's too easy! " Roger said to him "You serve and you keep yourself on the side." He said OK and then we give him a medal. It's good, it's too much. So he tells me he is better than me in doubles."
At the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka won the gold medal in doubles, after beating the Bryan brothers duo in the semifinals and the Swedish duo of Simon Aspelin and Thomas Johansson in the final.
@benoitpaire, avec @KikiMladenovic sur le Twitch de @Gael_Monfils (https://t.co/v9af2olWXD) 🤣: "@stanwawrinka , je lui ai dit : En double, t'es pas un génie. Ok, t'as eu une médaille mais parce que tu jouais avec @rogerfederer .
Benoît Paire's best result in a singles Grand Slam has been reaching the fourth round, which he has achieved on four occasions. He has won three singles titles, at the 2015 Swedish Open, the 2019 Marrakesh Open and the 2019 Lyon Open, and his career-high singles ranking is World No.
18. In doubles, he has 1 career singles title and his highest ranking has been World No. 77, current ranking being No. 86. Stan Wawrinka has won 2 ATP doubles titles in his career. He is currently ranked No. 253 in doubles and has been as high as No. 88 in the world earlier.