Grigor Dimitrov v Benoit Paire Live Streaming, Prediction & Preview for Australian Open 2022: Can Dimitrov Level the Head-to-Head?

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Grigor Dimitrov will continue his 2022 Australian Open campaign against Benoit Paire in the second round of the 2022 Australian Open on Thursday, January 20. Get the live streaming options of this Grigor Dimitrov v Benoit Paire match along with its preview, head to head, and tips here.

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Grigor Dimitrov v Benoit Paire Head to Head

This will be the fourth meeting between these two players, with Paire currently leading the H2H 2-1.

However, they haven’t played for a while, with their last encounter occurring in 2015 on the hard courts of Tokyo. Paire prevailed on this occasion 6-4 3-6 6-1.

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Dimitrov Starts off with Four-Set Win

Dimitrov kicked off his 2022 season in Melbourne, where he reached the semi-finals of the event before losing out to Cressy. On route to the semis, the Bulgarian defeated Bagnis and Van De Zandschulp in 3-set battles and managed to save 2 match points in his quarter final.

Eventually, Dimitrov fell 7-5 7-6(9) in a 2 hour+ battle against Cressy.

Dimitrov’s opener at the Australian Open saw a 4-set win over Lehecka of Czech Republic, prevailing 6-4 4-6 6-3 7-5 to advance to the second round. The 30-year-old hit 8 aces and won 78% of first serve points to only be broken once throughout the encounter, also saving 7/8 break point opportunities his opponent manufactured.

After crushing 33 winners and winning 17/21 points at the net, the 26th seed battled his way into the second round to set up an encounter with Benoit Paire.

Paire Wins Five-Set Battle in Opener

Paire made his way through a 3-hour 40-minute marathon against Brazilian Monteiro, eventually winning 6-4 3-6 7-5 2-6 7-5.

This was his first win of the season after losing in the opening round in Melbourne, Paire was losing 4-6 6-3 5-2 before retiring. The French man then lost 6-4 6-0 to eventual Adelaide champion Kokkankis.

During the 5-set battle, Paire was also to win 71% of first serve points and tee down 13 aces, successfully saving 71% of break point opportunities he was faced with.

The 32-year-old hit 39 winners compared to 49 unforced errors to be marginally better than his opponent at win 7-5 in the fifth and set up the tie with Dimitrov.

Paire knows what it takes to beat Dimitrov and will be looking to extend the H2H to 3-1. A third-round birth could potentially set up a tie with 4th seed Tsitsipas.

Dimitrov v Paire Prediction and Tip

This will be an interesting match, however, based on current form Dimitrov will likely advance to the third round, an important factor in this tie with be consistency for both players.

Tip: Dimitrov to win in straight sets: 1/1 (Click Here to Bet with bet365)

The 2022 Australian will be played from January 17 to 30. You can watch & bet on these matches here. Get your latest premium tennis predictions here.

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