WATCH: Benoit Paire fined $16.5K for shocking Citi Open meltdown

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 | 0

Benoit Paire meltdown at the Citi Open earlier this week has turned out to be costly for him, literally.

The French tennis player lost his cool after going down 2-5 in the deciding set against Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis during their first-round match at the Citi Open in Washington on Tuesday.

Paire was so frustrated that he straight away banged his racket multiple times before throwing it on to the court with all his power. Not that he was done with it.

The 29-year-old kicked his chair away before picking up a brand new racket, only to vent his anger on it. He did it one more time while shaking hands with Baghdatis following the latter’s 6-3 3-6 6-2 victory.

“Yes, yes it’s true I got upset yesterday,” he later wrote on Instagram.

“What I remember is that I’m on the right track and I’m progressing since the beginning of the year so for those who want to stay on it there’s no problem but I have already moved on.”

This is not the first time Paire has been in the news for the wrong reasons. He had been kicked out of the 2016 Olympics after failing to comply with various rules of French tennis.

Time to get back to the old hairstyle, maybe?

STAT: Benoit Paire has lost all of his last four matches

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