Benoit Paire lost in the second round at the US Open last Thursday. Beyond his elimination, it is especially his attitude on the court that caught the attention: the French refused to shake the hand of his opponent Aljaz Bedene. A behavior strongly criticized by Marion Bartoli, consultant for Eurosport. " Looks like an 8 year old kid who lost his game in a small local tournament club Commented the former tennis player. A media outlet that did not please Paire, who reacted on Twitter. But Bartoli on his side, did not let himself do it either. What offer Internet users a tasty exchange on social networks.
" Tell me, not sure that you are well placed to talk about this subject … You had shake hands with Virginie (Razzano, Ed) at Eastbourne in 2009?
"Wrote Benoit Paire. What Marion Bartoli replied: " I do not know if you've been helped to find that as a defense. You do not know at all the facts of this match and why I did not shake Virginia's hand, the only time in my career ".
And she did not stay there, putting a layer on the behavior often explosive of his compatriot. " But I think that our biggest difference will remain in the fact that I have never broken a racket either, treated my opponent of completely nil, let alone say that, to forget a defeat, I would spend 15 days out in a box. night! So in terms of lesson, I think you can honestly refrain from giving me! A little tackle that does not know yet, for the moment.