Nick Kyrgios vs Benoit Paire: 2014 Australian Open live scores, blog

200 Have your say

Popular article! 18,478 reads

    Up and coming Australian star Nick Kyrgios needs to be more Rafter and less Tomic. (Image: Wikimedia)

    Live Scores

    Scores updated each minute. REFRESH NOW

    2014 Australian Open Live Scores

    Men's Singles, 2nd Round

    Melbourne

    B. Paire won in 5 sets

     
     
    Finished s1 s2 s3 s4 s5
    Benoit Paire,FRA (27) 6 6 6 6 6
    Nick Kyrgios,AUS 7 7 4 2 2

    A place in the third round of the Australian Open awaits young Aussie star Nick Kyrgios but he must first get past no. 27 seed Benoit Paire from France. Join us for live scores and commentary from 7.00pm AEDT.

    Kyrgios’ opening round victory over Benjamin Becker demonstrated that the young Australian certainly has the talent and firepower to cause a few ripples in the men’s draw.

    Possessing a monster serve and forehand shot, Kyrgios overpowered Becker in the first round en route to a highly impressive four set victory.

    Kyrgios’ game is very similar to that of highly ranked Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Both players possess the ability to hit deep groundstrokes off the forehand and backhand side.

    It is the young Australian’s serve however that is his main weapon. Kyrgios served 34 aces against Becker and won 91 percent of points when his first serve went in to play.

    However, Kyrgios did win only 44 percent of his second serves so he will need to improve that statistic if he is a chance of beating Paire tonight.

    Paire is certainly capable of defeating the very best players on tour. He made the semi-finals of the Masters 1000 tournament in Rome last year beating Juan Martin Del Potro in straight sets during that tournament.

    At 24 years of age, Paire is also approaching the prime of his career and will be keen to secure passage to the third round of the Australian Open for the first time in his career.

    While Paire consistency and experience on the ATP tour will serve him well, a fit and firing Kyrgios certainly has the weapons to cause the upset.

    Krygios in four sets.

    Alan is one of The Roar's longest serving live bloggers, covering football, tennis and rugby league.

    This video could win $10,000!

    It's one of the favourites to take out the Club Roar most popular video award on Monday!

    Have Your Say



    If not logged in, please enter your name and email before submitting your comment. Please review our comments policy before posting on the Roar.

    The Crowd Says (200)

    The Roar Live Blog: Latest comments displayed at the top of the page | Click here to jump to leave a comment

    • Roar Guru

      1:41am
      Alan Nicolea said | 1:41am | ! Report

      Paire has shown great fight here to come back from two sets down against a fired up Kyrgios that looked well on course for victory after winning the opening two sets. The young Australian however began suffering cramps during the fourth and fifth sets and this really disabled any chance of him winning the match. Paire finished the match very strongly and now has a fantastic chance to go deep into the tournament, given that Del Potro has been knocked out in his half of the draw. Great performance by Kyrgios who certainly has the potential and power to make headlines down the track. Thanks for following and joins us for more Aus Open action later today

      Kyrgios 7 7 4 2 2
      Paire 6 6 6 6 6

    • Roar Guru

      1:38am
      Alan Nicolea said | 1:38am | ! Report

      GAME SET AND MATCH PAIRE – Kyrgios going down swinging here as he produces a fantastic forehand return crosscourt winner! Great stuff. His backhand goes long though and Paire from two sets down wins the match!

      Kyrgios 7 7 4 2 2
      Paire 6 6 6 6 6

    • Roar Guru

      1:37am
      Alan Nicolea said | 1:37am | ! Report

      Paire with two match points as he produces a forehand volley

      Kyrgios 7 7 4 2 2
      Paire 6 6 6 6 5

    • Roar Guru

      1:36am
      Alan Nicolea said | 1:36am | ! Report

      The drop shot this time works for Paire as it sets up the easy backhand winner to the open court. 30-0. Double fault and its 30-15

      Kyrgios 7 7 4 2 2
      Paire 6 6 6 6 5

    • Roar Guru

      1:36am
      Alan Nicolea said | 1:36am | ! Report

      Kyrgios has run out of steam here after such a bright start to the match. The cramps have taken their toll on the young Australian. Paire’s experience on the tour should win out here. Great comeback from the Frenchman. 15-0

      Kyrgios 7 7 4 2 2
      Paire 6 6 6 6 5

    • Roar Guru

      1:34am
      Alan Nicolea said | 1:34am | ! Report

      BREAK PAIRE – Paire with a passing forehand winner there and will serve for the match! Great comeback

      Kyrgios 7 7 4 2 2
      Paire 6 6 6 6 5

    • Roar Guru

      1:34am
      Alan Nicolea said | 1:34am | ! Report

      2 break points now for Paire as unforced errors begin to mount for Kyrgios. He produces a forehand winner though and saves a break point

      Kyrgios 7 7 4 2 2
      Paire 6 6 6 6 4

    • Roar Guru

      1:33am
      Alan Nicolea said | 1:33am | ! Report

      Despite being severely hampered by cramp, Kyrgios is still fighting on here. Forehand well long and its 15 all

      Kyrgios 7 7 4 2 2
      Paire 6 6 6 6 4

    • Roar Guru

      1:32am
      Alan Nicolea said | 1:32am | ! Report

      Paire with a serve and volley and he holds easily for 4-2

      Kyrgios 7 7 4 2 2
      Paire 6 6 6 6 4

    • Roar Guru

      1:31am
      Alan Nicolea said | 1:31am | ! Report

      Kyrgios moving better now but Paire still on top at 30-0. Kyrgios in pain now as he tried to chase down a drop shot. Paire with another ace for 40-0

      Kyrgios 7 7 4 2 2
      Paire 6 6 6 6 3

    • Roar Guru

      1:29am
      Alan Nicolea said | 1:29am | ! Report

      40-0 now as Kyrgios just goes for winners at will given that he can barely move. He holds well

      Kyrgios 7 7 4 2 2
      Paire 6 6 6 6 3

    • Roar Guru

      1:29am
      Alan Nicolea said | 1:29am | ! Report

      What a shame. A two set lead and everything was rosy for Kyrgios. Now, he is great pain and barely moving around the court. 30-0 on his serve though

      Kyrgios 7 7 4 2 1
      Paire 6 6 6 6 3

    Explore:
    , , , , ,