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Benoit Paire promises that he will stop breaking tennis rackets
Oct 4, 2021, 5:19:00 AM

Benoit Paire promises that he will stop breaking tennis rackets

French tennis star Benoit Paire has promised his tennis equipment sponsor, Babolat, that he would not go back to his old habit of breaking tennis rackets. The former world number 18 is well known for his antics and on-court temper but he assures that it won’t happen again.

Paire is playing at the Sofia Open where he managed to win his opening match against Alejandro Davidovich Fokina with a 6-4 and 7-5 scoreline. This is his debut appearance at Sofia’s hard-courts and he had a strong starting performance. He intends to carry this over to future matches which is a good mindset to have.

He said, ‘I had to serve well and do my best and that is what I did and I am very happy and proud of my game today. I played well in the first game, it was good for my confidence. The most important thing is to stay on my game and stay focused. I was solid today so I am very happy’.

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Being happy with his performances is what makes Benoit a much better player. He loves to play with emotion but he tends to go overboard when he’s losing. As long as he has a good head on his shoulders, you can expect him to be a strong player during a match. Maintaining that mindset is important to him.

He even thanked his sponsor for the rackets. Benoit said, ‘I would like to show my gratitude to Babolat who faithfully supports 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. PS I told them I was going to stop breaking rackets’.

It will be fun to watch how Benoit will perform in the future because he has a good mindset heading into his matches in the ATP Tour. It is interesting to see given that he wants to re-enter the Tour’s top tier. It will be difficult but Benoit is ready to prove his doubters wrong who judged him for breaking his rackets in the past.

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Words: Cholo Martin

Image: PA