Their head to heads are 1-1. Their most recent meeting was in Jun 2016 on grass at Queens Club. Bedene won that one in 3 sets. Paire’s win came won on the Casablanca clay in 2013.
Bedene’s stats for the last 12 months on hard courts are stronger. His serve is firing fairly well this week but as we saw from his 3 tie break match with Klizan his return game needs to improve.
Paire hasn’t been broken in his 2 matches. When Paire is focused and his whole mind is on the court he can play amazing tennis. He hasn’t really been tested so far and Bedene will certainly do that today.
Bedene will take at least a set and the value is on him. Lay Paire if he breaks early.