Former high 20 participant Benoit Paire has labelled the COVID-safe ATP circuit “unhappy, boring and ridiculous”, declaring tennis has develop into a “tasteless job” for him.
Paire, at the moment ranked No.29 on the planet, was knocked out of the Chile Open this week by Danish teen Holger Vitus Nodskov Rune.
The 31-year-old, who additionally teed off on the Australian Open final month, congratulated his conqueror on Instagram earlier than taking problem with the Tour.
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“Third I’ll discuss in regards to the ATP circuit which has develop into unhappy, boring and ridiculous … I do know you’ll say you don’t understand how fortunate you’re blah-blah-blah, however taking part in in closed stadiums with none environment [isn’t] that why I play tennis,” he wrote.
“Having to remain both on the lodge or on the tennis membership and be forbidden to exit on ache of exclusion and a tremendous, or is the pleasure of touring?
“Tennis [has] develop into a tasteless job … So sure I want time to adapt to this pseudo ATP circuit however I’ll make the efforts to attempt to simply rediscover the pleasure of taking part in tennis.
“I’m not speaking about outcomes I’m going to go play Acapulco and Miami after considering quite a bit, and my aim will likely be simply to have a smile on the sphere and revel in kicking a ball, that I win sure that I lose I actually don’t care.”
Paire has struggled within the opening a part of the tennis season, going 1-6 to start out the 12 months.
Final week, he made headlines after being docked a degree for spitting on the Argentina Open earlier than seeming to tank his ultimate service recreation in his loss to Francisco Creundolo.