“Not Going to Break Snowshoes Anymore”: Benoit Paire Makes an Interesting Vow to Babolat

Published 10/03/2021, 6:55 AM EDT
Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – May 31, 2021 France’s Benoit Paire reacts during his first round match against Norway’s Casper Ruud REUTERS/Christian Hartmann


French tennis professional player Benoit Paire recently got eliminated in the second round of the Sofia Open 2021. Paire lost to the Australian, James Duckworth, in the pre-quarters. Unfortunately, the Frenchman didn’t put up much of a fight as he bowed out in straight sets with the scoreline reading 6-4, 6-4.

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Even though this season is turning out to be better than the last one for Benoit Paire, he is yet to win a title in 2021. However, there is cause for fans to be hopeful as his gameplay is improving match after match.

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Benoit Paire visits the Babolat Tennis factory

Paire recently posted some interesting pictures on his Instagram handle. In them, one can see him in the French manufacturer, Babolat’s factory, where he is trying to make and shape his tennis racquets.

 

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“I would like to show my gratitude to Babolat who faithfully support me and to all the people who work on a daily basis so that I can play in the best conditions. Great experience for me to have spent time in the Babolat premises, and to have contributed to all the stages of preparing my equipment. Thank you Babolat for your trust!” wrote Paire in the caption of his Instagram post. (Translated via Google Translate)

Paire has been using Babolat’s tennis racquets for a long time now. Thus, he expressed his gratitude to the company for backing him with their support.

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Paire makes an interesting promise to Babolat

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Famous for his charismatic personality and on-court antics, fans have witnessed Paire smashing his racquet many times on the court in anger or frustration. However, in the same caption, he promised Babolat that he’ll never do the same in the future.

Tennis – ATP 500 – Hamburg European Open – Am Rothenbaum, Hamburg, Germany – July 15, 2021. France’s Benoit Paire in action during his round of 16 match against Peru’s Juan Pablo Varillas REUTERS/Cathrin Mueller

“I told them I was not going to break snowshoes anymore,” added the French player as postscript. The word ‘raquettes’ literally translates to ‘snowshoes’, which is another term used for tennis rackets.

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Fans still have huge expectations from Benoit Paire and want him to put his racket to good use in the future. Will he be able to end his 2021 season on a high?

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