During Thursday’s match against the great Roger Federer, Benoit Paire had an extended series of meltdowns in which he kept throwing his racket on the ground.
At one point in the second set, he threw it down repeatedly and actually had the thing bounce back up and hit him in the face.
Overall, he was just throwing fits that any toddler could relate to. And in the process, he was amusing many (and annoying others) who were watching from home.
The Benoit #Paire racket is spending quite a bit of time on the deck at the moment as the Frenchman threatens a meltdown…#Federer doesn't help #Paire's mood by hitting shots that leave his opponent on his backside…
— Live Tennis (@livetennis) August 30, 2018
— Sébastien Daucourt (@sebdaucourt) August 30, 2018
if anyone wants to watch a full fledged meltdown, there is one incoming for Benoit Paire against Federer. He is smashing his racket almost every time something goes wrong 😆😆😆
— Warren Kosoy (@wjkosoy) August 30, 2018
Paire is fun to watch. But let get less racket hits. Almost broke his nose
— Fatema ❤︎ (@meokee) August 30, 2018
This Paire guy will injure himself in this game. He has slammed his racket so many times and he just hit his face with it. Needs to calm down
— Oladayo (@oladii1) August 30, 2018
— Lea (@FairyLittle93) August 30, 2018