Benoit Pair was defeated by 6-3, 6-4 and 6-0 against Diego Schwartzman And he didn’t do it in the sportiest way possible. As usual in WimbledonWhen a certain hour arrives at night, the matches have to be postponed until the next day due to the lack of light. In this meeting, the Argentine tennis player was two sets up against the French, so Benoit had to come back if he wanted to finish taking the match on his side. It was not like that and the attitude that Paire showed on the track was harshly criticized by all the public that was present and was a generalized boo.
Five points scored in the entire third set, so the last set ended in a blank in favor of Schwartzman. Benoit, unwilling to play and compete as a tennis player of his stature is required, also had problems with the chair umpire. When he was trailing five games to zero and 30-0, Mohamed Lahyani admonished him for unsportsmanlike conduct and lack of competitiveness. The tennis player’s response was to request the presence of the physiotherapist due to alleged pain. The chair umpire denied it, in addition to warning him that he should have greater sportsmanship against his rival.
The public’s response was unanimous, booing Paire, reproaching him for his attitude. A fan even yelled at him to finish the game because he was wasting everyone’s time. Paire listened to him and in his post-match interview said bluntly that he did not care what people thought, since he played only for him. Undoubtedly, a non-sporty attitude that should be avoided in elite sports.