Benoit Paire's 2021 saw the French tennis player experience a real nightmare regarding his role on the tennis court. The athlete has repeatedly stated that he finds himself in difficulty with the empty stadiums and the absence of the crowd and with all the protocols that countries, in various parts of the world, require.
Not everyone reacts in the same way and Benoit can't find himself on the tennis court when he's struggling with bubbles and various problems outside. Benoit Paire's 2021 marks 17 defeats and only 3 wins and Paire was considered only for his attitude on the pitch as deplorable.
The fact of having suffered 7 consecutive defeats in the first round, often with opponents of caliber on the lower card and the fact of having seen Benoit stop playing suddenly have exacerbated the annoyance of the fans and the professionals.
In the first round of the ATP 500 tournament in Hamburg Paire won after the injury in the tiebreak of Ricardas Berankis, a situation that forced the opponent to retire. Berankis suffered an ankle injury and was immediately forced to leave the pitch and retire.
Paire: "I have been struggling with mental problems for a year"
Commenting on the victory, Paire appeared to have a different attitude than in the past and also made an important statement. Here are his words: "I hope that Ricardas' injury is not serious, he is really a good guy.
Honestly for me I'm happy because I haven't won many games lately. I'm struggling with a mostly mental problem that has been going on for a year." The words in the conference were taken from the Twitter account of the journalist Mag Corti.
Paire is currently out of the Top 50 but is a tennis player who has also reached the Top 20 as Best Ranking and has won the Eighth Slams in Paris and Wimbledon, as well as having won three career tournaments, the last two in 2019 when he defeated in the final.
Pablo Andujar and Felix Auger Aliassime respectively in the tournaments of Marrakech and Lyon. For several months now, Paire's results have turned out to be quite below expectations and perhaps this unexpected success, arrived in a particular way, could change things.