VIDEO: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Benoit Paire pause tennis match to play football

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 | 0

Spectators at the Gerry Weber Open got more than they bargained for during the first round match between Frenchmen Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Benoit Paire on Tuesday.

While the duo exchanged some fierce rallies, they took everyone by surprise by indulging in a rally of football, for which they paused the contest for a moment.

In the third game of the second set, Paire dropped his racket after serving. He, then, showed off his foot-tennis skills by kicking the return from Tsonga.

And, the duo didn’t mind continuing it for a while, much to the amusement of the spectators.

After a few impressive kicks, Paire decided to finish it off with a bicycle kick, only for it to not come off.

Meanwhile, it was Tsonga who had the last laugh as he went on to pull off a 6-4 7-5 win and set up a second round encounter against tournament favourite Roger Federer of Switzerland.


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