Benoît Paire is a player as talented as he is unpredictable.
Also known for his spectacular winning shots as well as for “hellish bumps”.
The French player, world number 29, demonstrated it again this Thursday during the second round of the ATP 250 tournament in Buenos Aires (Argentina).
After winning the first set against the young Argentinian Francisco Cerundolo, Paire got annoyed about an arbitration decision.
Convinced that his opponent's service is outside the rectangle, the 31-year-old Avignoner explains, gestures in support, with the referee for whom the ball is good.
After long seconds of stormy explanations, Paire spits on the mark of the ball and utters a few curses in French.
Which earned him a penalty.
She's that out!
THAT'S OUTSIDE! "❞ - Benoît Paire, after spitting on a mark that disagreed with the referee. #Tennis #HomeOfTennis pic.twitter.com/072rQDZUUB
- Hammer grip (@PriseMarteau) March 4, 2021
If he wins the next point with a powerful end, the Habs subsequently lose their concentration and eventually give in in three sets (4-6, 6-3, 6-1).
The end of the match will also turn into a parody of the match with, in particular, a gross double fault on the match point.
At the end of this defeat in the round of 16, and facing an outburst of criticism on social networks, the French responded on his Twitter account with an explicit message.
Finally, it's worth it to suck 😘🖕🏻 pic.twitter.com/PbWsGQLa1A
- pair benoit (@benoitpaire) March 4, 2021
"In the end, it's worth it to suck," he posted with a photo of the amount of his prize-money since the start of his career, $ 8.5 million (7.1 million euros ).
All accompanied by an emoji with a middle finger.
One more line to its “other” record ...