Benoit Paire aims Pune title, big 2020 season

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Benoit Paire aims Pune title, big 2020 season

French tennis star Benoit Paire hopes to win it all this week in Pune as he is aiming to have another positive campaign after a good 2019 season. Paire, seeded at No. 1, has a first round bye in Pune as he will meet in the round-of-16 the winner of the match between Lukas Rosol and Roberto Marcora.

World No. 19 Paire the made the Pune semifinal in his debut at the tournament in 2018, before he made the quarterfinal at the event a year later. "I love playing in India. I love the energy of this country and the passion that the fans show the players.

Hopefully, I can put together a few wins and extend my stay in Pune," Paire told The Telegraph India. Paire, who achieved a career-high ranking of No. 18 in the world in 2016, won two of his three ATP titles last year. "To be back as the top seed (in Pune) is very exciting.

I had one of the best years of my career last season and hope to carry that momentum into 2020. The most important thing for me is to enjoy my tennis, enjoy my time on the court. When those things are right then I think the results will follow," Paire said.