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Wimbledon: "I have a disgust for tennis", loose Paire after yet another disappointment in the first round


Dominated in four sets by his compatriot Quentin Halys, Benoît Paire, more than ever in distress on the courts, did not hide his tennis malaise from the media.

At Wimbledon,

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Much more consistent than his compatriot Benoît Paire, Quentin Halys, 25 and 82nd in the world, won his first match in the main draw at Wimbledon.

A fairly solid performance and a success in four sets (4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4) against a pair in distress.

Failing to shine on the courts, the Avignonnais, who has had a string of defeats in 2022, returned to the media with his usual frankness about his tennis depression: “

I had not very long physical autonomy.

I have played very little since Roland-Garros.

I knew it would be complicated.

But there was money to take (60,000 euros) in this exhibition



Wimbledon does not distribute points this year).

What is unfortunate is that


Paire had nevertheless managed a serious first run, until the game was interrupted by rain.

He then let go, repeating several times "

that he didn't want to


On June 6, after another defeat on the Stuttgart lawn, Benoît Paire announced that he was putting his career on hold for an indefinite period.

A break that lasted barely 10 days.

We then found the Avignonnais in a challenger on… clay in Milan where he gave up after losing the first set.

It would have been a shame not to come for the check… But I've had a dislike for tennis for a while.

I reject this sport.

I liked tennis before.

I hate him now.

I don't feel good on the court.

I'm anxious.

As soon as I set foot on a court I want to run away.

I can't win matches anymore.

I can no longer serve for a set.

It hits hard when it accumulates.

Roland-Garros was one defeat too many

(again in the 1st round).

I asked myself a lot of questions.


shrink and hypnotist

He has never hated tennis as much as he does now, but he assures us: he is trying to find solutions to break the deadlock.

I see people for that.

It was I who made the move.

I try to find solutions.

A shrink and a hypnotist help me to try to get better.

That's why I wanted to take a break. I'm going to try to find some pleasure on a court.

And if it doesn't work this year or next year, it might be time to stop.

I have more important things to do


In free fall in the standings (73rd), the Avignonnais should soon come out of the top 100. The rest is a bit unclear… He plans to play Gstaad in July.

To stop the black series and find a little the desire to want.

In 17 tournaments this year on the ATP circuit, Paire has won only three matches: one in Geneva in May and two at the Australian Open in January...

Source: lefigaro

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