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.
A meltdown of epic proportions from Benoit Paire ??
Full video here https://t.co/Zgz1FTZLie pic.twitter.com/KIStWzrXht
— Emily Benammar (@EmilyBenammar) August 1, 2018
The ball kids picked up the pieces and they eventually became, of course, souvenirs.
Found some fans with two of Benoit Paire’s smashed rackets. He did some major damage on these #CitiOpen pic.twitter.com/k6s7qgY7D1
— Kelyn Soong (@KelynSoong) August 1, 2018
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.