French tennis player Benoit Paire started this season playing at the ATP Challenger tournaments, with the aim of recovering conditions and positions in the ATP ranking. Currently, in fact, after a difficult period, the Frenchman has slipped to position number 172 in the world ranking.
The 33-year-old Frenchman played the Challenger of Tenerife being defeated in the first round by the Japanese Kaichi Uchida with the score of 6-7, 6-3, 3-6. During the last game of the match, Paire became the protagonist of an argument with a fan, before the match point then scored by the Japanese.
The French player said to the fan: "Can you stop talking, please? From the beginning of the game you talk, talk, talk. Please don't talk." After the fan's answer, Paire went on with his attack: "What do you want, what do you want!
Look at your face, you look like my grandfather!" The clash between the two sparked the hilarity of the crowd. Paire had played at the start of the season in qualifying for the Australian Open 2023 being defeated in the second round by Michael Mmoh.