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Benoit Paire Banned From Summer Olympics 2021 - Find Out Why!

Benoit Paire Banned From Summer Olympics 2021 - Find Out Why!

Benoit Paire will not be going to the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.

The 31-year-old tennis player, who would have represented France, was banned due to “deeply inappropriate behavior,” via the Australian Associated Press on Friday (April 23).

Following headlines for his conduct on and off the court, and his outward contempt for the safety restrictions surrounding the sport amid the pandemic, he has been banned from competing.

Find out why…

Last month on Instagram, Benoit complained that the sport had become “sad, boring and ridiculous,” and said he hoped to lose in the first round of each tournament so he could escape life in a bubble.

He has since lost nine of ten singles matches this season.

“I just don’t care. There’s no magic. What is the pleasure playing like this? If you’ve experienced the tour and you see how it is now, the only thing you want is to just go away,” he said following the latest loss against Jordan Thompson at the Monte-Carlo Masters.

The French Tennis Federation also made their decision based on the player’s behavior in a match against Francisco Cerundolo in Buenos Aires in March, during which he spat and swore on the court.

This is not the first time it’s happened: back in 2016, at the Rio Olympics, he was kicked off the team after losing his matches for poor behavior and violating team rules.

The US Olympic committee has overturned a big rule in the community for the 2021 Summer Olympic games.

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