2019 US Open – Aljaz Bedene vs Benoit Paire Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Aljaz Bedene vs Benoit Paire on and what time does it start? Thursday 29th August, 2019 – not before 18:00 (UK)

Where is Aljaz Bedene vs Benoit Paire taking place? Flushing Meadows, New York

What is the expected weather for Aljaz Bedene vs Benoit Paire? Sunny, 28c

What channel is Aljaz Bedene vs Benoit Paire on? The US Open will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Aljaz Bedene vs Benoit Paire? Amazon Prime have the rights to the US Open in the UK so it is worth checking their schedule for streaming times

Where can I get tickets for Aljaz Bedene vs Benoit Paire? https://www.usopen.org/en_US/tickets/ticket_plans.html

THE LOWDOWN

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last meeting:
Benoit Paire beat Aljaz Bedene 3-6, 6-4, 7-5

ALJAZ BEDENE

  • Aljaz Bedene got his US Open campaign underway with a comfortable straight-sets victory over Jozef Kovalik, serving 19 aces in the process.
  • This is the first Grand Slam of the 2019 season that 30-year-old Bedene has progressed past the first-round stage after tough encounters with Alexander Zverev, Borna Coric and Matteo Berrettini at the Australian Open, Roland-Garros and Wimbledon respectively.
  • The Slovenian has reached this stage of the US Open once before where he lost to Donald Young back in 2015 when he was representing Great Britain.

BENOIT PAIRE

  • Benoit Paire had little trouble in dispatching Canada’s Brayden Schnur in the first round of the US Open and will now face Aljaz Bedene for a sixth time.
  • The 30-year-old Frenchman reached the finals at the Winston-Salem Open last week where he lost in three sets to Hubert Hurkacz and subsequently moved up to 26th in the ATP world rankings.
  • Paire has a healthy 4-1 head-to-head record over Aljaz Bedene and has won the previous three meetings with the Slovenian, including in Morocco this year where he won the title.

THE PREDICTION

While four of the five matches between Aljaz Bedene and Benoit Paire have gone to a deciding set, the class of Paire tells in the 4-1 record between them and he also has recent form on his side following his runner-up place at last week’s Winston-Salem Open. Bedene won a Challenger event in his native Slovenia earlier this month, but Benoit Paire represents a level above his ability and the Frenchman should progress fairly comfortably.

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