Benoit Paire switches focus to Roland Garros after easing past Felix Auger-Aliassime in Lyon

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Benoit Paire’s form is coming together nicely ahead of Roland Garros as he beat Felix Auger-Aliassime to win the Lyon Open.

Just over a month after winning his second ATP Tour singles title when he tasted success in Marrakech, Paire secured title No 3 with a 6-3, 6-4 win over the Canadian.

The Frenchman broke in the third game of the first set and three times in the second, although Auger-Aliassime managed to get one break back.

“I think I played well already in Marrakech. I started the season a little bit bad with some injury, with some mental problems. So it was not easy at the beginning,” Paire said.

“But I feel much better now. I feel good on court, I feel very confident. When you feel confident, you can win a lot of matches against good players.”

He added: “I expect a lot for Roland Garros now. [I want to] win a lot of matches. I don’t know how many… if physically I feel 100 per cent, I hope I can go to the second week because for a Slam it would be my first time in Paris, so that’s my goal and we will see if I could do it.”

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