Benoit Paire Hits Back at Toni Nadal’s Attack Over His “Tennis Is Not My Priority For The Moment” Remark


Benoit Paire
Benoit Paire

Benoit Paire has responded to Rafael Nadal’s former coach Toni Nadal’s comments over his criticism over ATP Tour’s status quo.

31-year-old from France revealed his concern regarding the tennis tour’s current status after he bowed out early from the Acapulco Open 2021. Paire stressed tennis is not his priority at the moment. 

“I lost in the first round, so much the better; I will be able to get out of the bubble fairly quickly and enjoy a few days before Miami,” World No.33 said.

Paire also emphasised that he is hoping to be able to go to the beach and the pool. He is not happy on the court, and he does not touch his racquets between the events. At the moment, paying to anyone makes no sense on tour. 

Three-time tour-level title winner continued, “Tennis is not my priority for the moment. Getting out of the bubble is the only goal I have at every tournament. I arrive, I make some money, and I go to the next tournament. I do my job. I’m on my own. I arrive, I make some money, and I go to the next tournament. I do my job. I’m on my own.”

Toni Nadal and Rafael Nadal
Toni Nadal and Rafael Nadal

Benoit further explained that he has nothing like a coach, physio. And he is not training and not ready for the big matches.

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Toni Nadal Attacks Frenchman 

Toni Nadal, the former coach and who introduced tennis to the 20-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal, stated Paire has not been correct with what he has said in a recent interview with Antena 3. 

“He has not been correct with what he has said. It does not do tennis or him any favours. “Effort is given (at) little value. He is tired of the current situation better if he would have kept it to himself,” Nadal’s Uncle Toni added. 

Benoit Paire Reacts To The Famous Coach 

However, Paire eventually reacted to Toni Nadal’s words. And he says he respects Rafael Nadal’s uncle as a human and his contribution to racquet sports. Notably, the famous coach helped his nephew to capture 16 Grand Slam titles.

“I’m not going to make any controversy. I respect Toni Nadal a lot for the person he is and what he has brought to tennis,” Paire tweeted

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