Watch: French tennis player's epic tantrum cost him a point and two rackets

Benoit Paire
Benoit Paire (Getty Images)

If Benoit Paire is tuning up for the U.S. Open, then his game may need work.

But his temper is on point.

The Frenchman, No. 55 in the world ATP rankings, suffered a three-set loss Tuesday to Marcos Baghdatis at the Citi Open in Washington, a hardcourt tuneup for the Grand Slam event in New York.

Before he lost the match, he lost his cool.


The ball kids picked up the pieces and they eventually became, of course, souvenirs.

Baghdatis tried to calm Paire before finishing out the 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 victory. 

Note to Paire: His opponent knows a thing or four about destroying rackets.