October 21, 2021

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United States Open | Benoit Pier, hit from the start, attacks a spectator

United States Open |  Benoit Pier, hit from the start, attacks a spectator

(New York) Benoit Pair (49E Serbian Dusan Lazovic (40) lost in the first round of the World United States Open on Monday.E) 6-3, 7-5, 2-6, 6-4, not without verbally attacking the spectator during the match.




After smashing for 3E In the second set, the Frenchman, who had sent the ball into the stand earlier in the match to take a 6-5 lead, first took a penalty point for breaking his racket on a parasol used to shelter an opponent.

After complaining to the referee that a spectator had spoken during the exchange, he admitted that it was very difficult to play games behind closed doors during the COVID-19 pandemic, insulted the offender, and treated her as “the eldest son …”, without the referee responding.

This is not the first time he has crossed the yellow line on the pier court, as he has already sent the names of the birds to the audience or even let them go to meetings.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, he has been a player dragging his illness on the courts. But this summer, he put in an outstanding performance before giving up at 8, including reaching the quarterfinals in Cincinnati.E In Winston-Salem.

“Good trip”

“I have less energy and juice than previous tournaments,” Pierre said. “I came here a little tired. In Winston-Salem (North Carolina), I played in the dungeon twice at 3pm, it made me so tired. I could not really relax. I’m a little heavier, a little slower because I’ve here. The surface is so fast, It makes a difference. It’s a shame. ”

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“Lazovic had a good game, he’s a very good player. I’m been here for six weeks, it’s not so easy. I tried my best, I fought to the end, I remember the same,” the 32-year-old from Avignon added.

He was not consistent in his game and as his anger pushed him back in his match, he did not disagree by winning a really solid victory.E Round, indicates the possibility of reversing the situation. But his opponent recovered later, and eventually he appears more regular.

Apparently, the pair, hoping for the best, wanted to continue the “good tour” in North America. “It’s positive, I’m playing tennis well, I’ll have some fun again. Now I can not wait to relax. I want to,” he concluded.