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2019 MONTPELLIER R2 Berdych d. Paire
After missing the second part of 2018 with a back injury, 2012 Montpellier champion Tomas Berdych is on the winning course again, scoring his ninth win of the season after demolishing Benoit Paire 6-2, 6-0 in 58 minutes! This was their fourth match and the fourth win for the Czech who saved both break points he faced, keeping the pressure on the other side of the net and taking almost 60% of the return points to break Paire five times from ten opportunities. The match was about 11 minutes old and that was all we saw from Paire who lost serve at 15 in game four after a weak volley. Serving at 2-5, Benoit hit a nonchalant drop shot that never reached the net, suffering another break and handing the set to his opponent. Tomas broke at the start of the second set thanks to a rushed volley from Benoit and he never looked back, winning the remaining five games as well to rattle off eight in a row and move over the top when Paire smashed a forehand into the net in game six.