Benoit Paire: Unpredictable

The Frenchman will look to put behind a dismal 2016 with a creditable performance in Chennai.

Name: Benoit Paire

Country: France

Age: 27

World Ranking: 47

Record in Chennai Open: 2012: Round of 16; 2013: Semifinals; 2014: Quarterfinals; 2016: Semifinals

Form book:

Benoit Paire had a lacklustre run in 2016, with his best performance being a semifinal appearance in Chennai, Marseille, Barcelona and Estoril.

In Chennai, he made it to the semifinal where he stumbled against twice-defending champion Stan Wawrinka. He had also made it to the doubles final with partner Austin Kracjik. The second half of 2016 was dismal for the Frenchman and he will look to start 2017 on a bright note at the Chennai Open where he has always had a decent run.