|BORN:||8 May 1989|
|CAREER HIGH SINGLES RANK:||18|
|PLAYS:||Right-handed, two-handed backhand|
The handsome, mercurial Frenchman is unmissable in every way. 6’5” and lean, sporting a thick, hipster beard, Paire moves with an easy grace and his tennis does not so much catch the eye as cause you to catch your breath.
Few players can match his stylish shotmaking and his fiery temperament adds to the sense of drama whenever he plays. Paire is much more than just a showman, however, and he has collected some notable scalps of big name opponents in his time, including Kei Nishikori.
He has won one singles title, at the 2015 Swedish Open, and his career-high singles ranking is world No. 18, first achieved in January 2016. At this year’s Roland Garros Paire unveiled an interesting new look, blue/grey hair, the result of a hairdressing mishap!