Sports French tennis player Benoit Paire unleashes racket-breaking tantrum at Citi Open

18:13  01 august  2018
18:13  01 august  2018 Source:   usatoday.com

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Paire made quite a, um, racket Tuesday night. [With Citi Open loss, Stan Wawrinka’s comeback hits another speed bump]. Benoit Paire gave the crowd gathered at Grandstand on Tuesday night at Rock Creek Park Tennis Center reason to boo after he threw an epic tantrum toward the end of his

French player Benoit Paire was booed off court in Washington after destroying three rackets in a spectacular on-court tantrum . The world No 55 lost his cool when playing former Australian Open runner-up Marcos Baghdatis in the first round of the Citi Open .

a man is swinging a racket at a ball: Benoit Paire of France smashes his tennis racket after loosing to Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus during the first round of the Citi Open tennis tournament. © Carolyn Kaster, AP Benoit Paire of France smashes his tennis racket after loosing to Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus during the first round of the Citi Open tennis tournament.

French tennis player Benoit Paire left his composure in the locker room for his Citi Open match Tuesday.

Paire, ranked No. 55 in the world ATP rankings, threw a memorable tantrum in his three-set loss to Marcos Baghdatis at the hardcourt U.S. Open tuneup tournament Washington, D.C.

First, Paire's agitation started to show in the third set when he was down 4-2. After hitting the ball into the net to lose the next game (to fall behind 5-2), Paire became unhinged. He sat on the ground before furiously slamming his racket four times, ultimately breaking it. After he got up, he then threw the mangled racket near the middle of the court.

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Benoit Paire caused quite a racket at the Citi Open , repeatedly spiking and throwing his expensive equipment until the crowd booed him off the court. The French tennis player displayed not even a hint of joie de vivre in his 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 loss on Tuesday to Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus, the 2010

Benoît Paire is a French professional tennis player . His best result in a Grand Slam came at the US Open in 2015, where he reached the fourth round. Tennis Player Benoit PAIRE @ Paris Peugeot Avenue le 20 mai 2016 / Roland Garros - Champs Elysées.

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Next, as Paire walked the sideline for a court changeover, he began stomping near his equipment before slamming yet another racket into the court.

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