Benoit Paire Says He Doesn’t Deserve Suspension From the ATP Tour Following On-Court Antics

Published 03/28/2021, 4:16 AM EDT
Tennis – ATP Cup – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 5, 2021 France’s Benoit Paire reacts during his group stage match against Austria’s Dominic Thiem REUTERS/Kelly Defina


French professional tennis player Benoit Paire didn’t get an ideal start at the Miami Open 2021. He lost to Lorenzo Musetti in straight sets in the very first round. The final scoreline of the match was 6-3, 6-3. He also paired with Rohan Bopanna in the doubles category but the team also lost in the very first round in straight sets.

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What has emerged out to be an even bigger problem for Benoit Paire is that he might face a possible suspension from the ATP. This might take place due to his recent misconduct and his on-court antics in the match against Musetti. However, in a recent interview, Paire claimed that he doesn’t deserve any sort of suspension because of his behavior.

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“What do they want me to be suspended? Because I am not allowed to be here? I do my maximum, sometimes my maximum is not very high. I do not see why I would have one. Suspension,” said Paire in the interview. (Translated via Google Translate)

France’s Benoit Paire during his group stage match against Italy’s Fabio Fognini REUTERS/Loren Elliott

Paire is surely unhappy that he might face a ban from the ATP. He believes he hasn’t done shown any inappropriate behavior on the court that can bring him a suspension from the tour.

“Not going to watch a tennis match”- Benoit Paire

Asked what he would do now since he is out of the Miami Open 2021, the French player came up with an intriguing response. He revealed he would go home and meet his family. However, he said that he wouldn’t watch any tennis match now as he is not at all interested.

Tennis – ATP 500 – Mexican Open – The Fairmont Acapulco Princess, Acapulco, Mexico – March 16, 2021, France’s Benoit Paire remonstrates with the umpire during his first-round match against Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas REUTERS/Carlos Perez-Gallardo

“I manage my life the way I want to (…) You are really wrong to worry. I’m going to go home, see my family and friends, take my dog for a walk. And I’m not going to watch a tennis match, I’m not interested,” explained Paire.

Benoit Paire will certainly hope that he won’t get booked for his behavior. Even though he argues that he hasn’t committed any mistake, it is up to the ATP officials to decide his fate now. Will Paire be able to get back on track and win a title this year?

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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