Benoit Paire: 'I want to Speak about my match and not about my coach!'

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Benoit Paire: 'I want to Speak about my match and not about my coach!'

The relationship started in August between Benoit Paire and his coach Thierry Champion could end soon. The French Tennis player was very nervous in press conference after the match lost in straight sets to the Italian player Paolo Lorenzi.

On the grounds Champion wasn't there, and asked why he did not come, Paire almost refused to answer: 'Why don't we talk about the match? You know, whether he's in the stands or not, I just don't care. I'm here to play', Paire said.

'Ask me questions about the match. I can tell you what happens. I tried my best. I had my friends here. Why always talk about Thierry? I said I did my best. I gave it all. I just talked about it with Thierry. I will call him. We will draw the conclusions of this season, and we will see what happens next.

I'm trying my best. I finished the year in the top 50. I think it's not that bad. It's already a good thing for a tennis player to be top 50. I'm going to draw the lessons of what happened. I'm doing my best. I'm just trying to fight on the court.' 'It was tough to play', he added.

'Today I tried my best. What he's asking from me is to fight, and that is what I did. I have nothing else to say. I just tried to do my best on the court. This is what I did today, and I'm proud of that. It was not a great match, but I'm happy.'

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