If the 74 casual mistakes weren’t stressful enough, Pare’s recent post-mortem to tennis in a world of Covid-19 was more explosive than ever.
File image by Benoit Paire. AP
Benoit Paire brought his tennis horror show to mainland Europe on Sunday with a predictable exit from the first round at the Monte Carlo Masters, followed by a bad-mouthed signature on the current state of a sport that earned him prize money of 9 million US dollars.
The 31-year-old lost his in three hours 6: 4, 6: 7 (3/7), 7: 6 (7: 5) against the Australian Jordan Thompson ninth loss in 10 games in 2021.
If the 74 casual mistakes weren’t stressful enough, Paree’s recent tennis-themed post-mortem was more explosive than ever in a world of COVID-19.
» I don’t care. I still have doubles to play here and then I’ll be on my way home, « said the number 35 in the world.
» I can’t say anything about the game. Tennis doesn’t make me happy anymore To be here is an absolute sadness because it’s usually the best tournament in the world. «
Has Paire Fought a running match with tennis this year and has become increasingly angry with bio-bubbles and sterile playing conditions due to tournaments without spectators.
The Monte Carlo Masters, with its country club venue with breathtaking views of the Riviera, is also in be a fanless zone this year.
« I don’t care if I fight or not. They say it’s Monte Carlo, but we’re playing in a sad atmosphere. So it is, the track has gotten lazy. «
Paire narrowly escaped a sanction for his opinion when he played on the South American swing recently.
Paire apologized, but he may now face new sanctions, after claiming he was happy to take the first round loser’s check on Sunday.
I searched for words to describe Paire / Thompson Shitshow and couldn’t find them, but the final shot of the game makes it for me.
He added: « The Rainier farm on the Mediterranean is usually the most beautiful farm in the world.
» So the only moment of happiness is when I am at home, when I have my mask don’t put on the fact that I don’t care about the Covid. «
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Last year’s French Open was postponed by four months and took place in September and October instead of the long-running slot from May to June.
Moretton said organizers will be able to learn lessons from other events that led to the second Grand Slam event of the season.
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