Grotesque Benoit Paire: he loses a match on purpose and the crowd insults him!

At the ATP Challenger in Malaga, the French expert tennis player practically did not take the court, losing the match quickly with a clear 6-0 4-2. Paire later retired but never gave the impression of having physical problems

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Grotesque Benoit Paire: he loses a match on purpose and the crowd insults him!
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Benoit Paire is one of the most talented tennis players on the circuit - he has come close to the Top-10 in the past - but the Frenchman is often criticized for his borderline attitudes. In recent years, especially during the pandemic period - but not only - Benoit has caused discussion for particular and sometimes not positive episodes.

And this time the French talent did it again. Some similar episodes had happened in the past and this time too Benoit is destined to cause discussion.

At the ATP Challenger in Malaga, the French expert tennis player practically did not take the court, losing the match quickly with a clear 6-0 4-2.

Paire later retired but never gave the impression of having physical problems. Rather he didn't mentally enter the court. The first set ended 6-0 in 17 minutes with Benoit playing to lose by returning out on every point.

The video of Paire's points quickly became viral and he got all the fans talking.

An embarrassing attitude to say the least, with Benoit also risks disciplinary sanctions and not even the crowd rightly appreciated this almost grotesque situation.

The Frenchman tried to tone down the controversy and published a post on Instagram asking for an apology and clarifying: "I'm going to a psychologist and a hypnotist.

The truth is that I don't feel happy with my life and it's difficult to manage this thing when you're in pitch. It's a dark period, a bit complicated and I don't feel well mentally. I need to be able to find the desire to play and have fun on the court again."

The best wishes of the Tennis World USA staff go to the Frenchman, hoping that he can overcome this difficult period and return to the fantastic player that we seemed to enjoy seeing play.

Or, if tennis was no longer a source of joy for him but a source of stress, we wish Benoit to find his happiness, whether on or off the court.

Below the video shared by the @Tiempodetenis1 X account:

Paire achieved his best ranking on January 19, 2016, when he reached number 18 in the world.

Over the course of his career, Paire won a total of three singles titles. His first title came in 2015, when he won the Bastad tournament in Sweden. In 2019, he won the Marrakech tournament in Morocco, and in 2020 he won the Auckland tournament in New Zealand.

Paire has also reached the final in eight other singles tournaments, including the Marseille tournament in 2019 and the Stuttgart tournament in 2017. Additionally, she reached the quarterfinals at the Roland Garros in 2019 and the US Open in 2015. He also represented France in the Davis Cup.

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