The 2013 Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli blasted Benoit Paire for his behaviour after the match against Aljaz Bedene at the US Open on Thursday. Bartoli said: "Unacceptable from the beginning to the end. Unforgivable. He looks like a eight-year-old kid who lost the match in a little club at local tournaments and he is like, Well, no, he was bad with me, so I will not shake his hand and I will leave.
We can always try to find excuses, but it's too much." Paire is healthy unlike he was at Wimbledon when after his loss to the eventual semifinalist Roberto Bautista Agut he had said: "The thing is I'm injured since three or four days already.
I tried to do my best but it's not easy. I have a tear in my abdominal, so I try to serve, like, 60%, 70%, but it's tough. When you play against Bautista, it's not easy. I couldn't practice. Against Vesely it was good, and after the match I felt.
So honestly, it's not easy. I'm sad, because it's a good draw to play Roberto in last 16, and that's the thing, that's why I'm sad. But it's not about the match. Roberto play like usual. When I play him, it's every time the same. The only thing is when you are injured, it's just sad because you can't do what you want when you want."