Stopped on the courts in recent weeks, the number 3 tricolor was still ghostly Saturday beaten dryly by the Italian Lorenzo Musetti (19, 94th world) when he entered the competition at the Masters 1000 in Miami.
The Avignon resident, demotivated by the current context and health restrictions, has been dragging his spleen since the start of the season.
He was especially illustrated by his many slippages (insults, sloppy end of the game, provocative statements on social networks).
His case challenges and annoys more and more personalities of the little yellow ball.
, Marion Bartoli, winner of Wimbledon in 2013, estimated that the ATP had to "take its responsibilities" vis-a-vis the differences of Pair.
“His behavior is bad for tennis,” she said.
When young people see that you can do this with complete impunity, that is a problem for me.
ATP must take its responsibilities. ”
He received an ATP sanction
Recently, tennis personalities like Brad Gilbert, Andy Roddick and Kim Clijsters also launched a debate on Twitter about a possible fine to be imposed on the Avignon resident.
It must be said that after the tournament in Buenos Aires where he had (again) skidded on the court, the 33rd in the world had even been fined 5,500 euros from the ATP ... A fine not really hefty compared to fines received by Nick Kyrgios in the past.
Paire had also been called to order by the Ethics Committee of the French Federation, then sent a letter of apology to the authority Tancé also by Toni Nadal, the former coach of the king of Roland-Garros - “These statements are not correct.
This also symbolizes despite everything the little interest we give in our society to the value of the effort ”- the fiery Avignonnais did not wish to fuel the controversy.
Will he also keep a low profile with Marion Bartoli?
Are we heading for a new war of words?
In 2019, Bartoli had criticized on
the Frenchman's casual attitude during his elimination in the second round of the US Open against Aljaz Bedene.
The Avignonnais having refused to shake hands with his opponent during his defeat, while he had three match points on his serve.
: “Inadmissible from start to finish, unforgivable, unspeakable.
Looks like an 8 year old kid who lost his match in a small club in the local tournament ”.
The hot Pair did not like this media outlet and recalled in a scathing tweet that in 2009, the former French number one had also boycotted a handshake with the Frenchwoman Virginie Razzano during the Eastbourne tournament.
"Tell me Marion, not sure you're in a good position to talk about this topic… Did you shake Virginia's hand in Eastbourne in 2009?"
Dedication of Benoît Paire to Marion Bartoli, comments for the ladies final of # USOpenpic.twitter.com / irR07ocsOG
- We Are Tennis France (@WeAreTennisFR) September 7, 2019
During a drunken evening on vacation, he then launched “Santé Marion”.
On the sidelines of an interview with Le
, he drove the point home: “It's normal that we are criticized but it must be justified.
At some point you have to know how to turn your tongue seven times in your mouth before saying anything.
If one day I become a consultant, I will be a little nicer in my comments on French players ”.
At the time Paire made a lot of people laugh and played one of the best tennis of his career.
Today, he hits rock bottom and his provocations no longer make many people laugh in the small world of tennis and on the web ...
Pair and his clash with Bartoli: "You have to know how to turn your tongue seven times in your mouth"