In a tweet posted this Sunday, Benoît Paire attacked the management of the Masters 1000 in Rome, after the latter had scheduled his match on Monday. The player has just returned from the United States where he was placed in solitary confinement after contracting the coronavirus.
The resumption of the season is definitely very delicate for Benoît Paire. After a retirement from the Masters 1000 in Cincinnati and a mess around his positive test at the US Open, the Frenchman must finally find his way back to the pitch in Rome. However, a new controversy has erupted about the programming of his match.
As a reminder, the 24th player in the world had to respect a period of isolation in his hotel after testing positive for Covid-19 on August 30, just before the start of the New York Grand Slam finally won by Dominic Thiem. Finally back in Europe, like other contact cases, the French did not expect to play on Monday and hoped for a gesture from the organizers.
“Shit programming !!, wrote the player on Twitter. I made only one request and that was to play on Tuesday to have one more day of training with what happened to me in New York and how I play an Italian you put me on Monday! “.
SHIT PROGRAMMING !!! Thank you @InteBNLdItalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 I made only one request, that is to play Tuesday to have one more day of training with what happened to me in NEW YORK and as I play an Italian you put me on Monday! ! #Great #WELL DONE @atptour 👍🏼#goodjob #not fair
– pair benoit (@benoitpaire) September 13, 2020
Back in Europe only five days ago
This Wednesday, the player returned to Europe to prepare for the Roman tournament on clay. Less than a week later, he is therefore already preparing to play his first round, against local Jannik Sinner, guest and 81st player in the world. In case of victory, his first since February 25, Paire will then face Stefanos Tsitsipas, world number 4.