With losses in 10 of his last 13 matches played since the end of the Australian Open in January, frustrated Frenchman Benoit Paire has given up on any November revival.

The No. 28 will not bother with further 2020 events after withdrawing on the eve of the Paris Masters.

Paire’s record at the Bercy arena in the east of the capital is hardly notable; he has never advanced past the second round in seven appearances.

The 31-year-old lost opening matches in his last two events at Cologne and Nur-Sultan in Kazakhstan.

The volatile and emotional player who thrives on crowd interaction – good or bad – has also complained frequently about a serious lack of motivation when playing in empty stadium during the COVID-19 crisis.


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