Eliminated in the second round at Roland Garros, Benoît Paire did not really have time to distill a few verbal outings of which he has the secret.
Obviously, the public was missing him. The proof during the semi-final Friday between Rafael Nadal and Diago Schwartzman. While the Spaniard largely dominated the match won in three sets, the Argentine who took a lot of risks has not always been rewarded.
Like a nice backhand attack that landed just behind the line. And in the sparse spans of the court Philippe-Chatrier, a spectator then launched one of the famous lines of the tennis player from Avignon to proclaim the lack of luck of Schwartzman.
Benoît Paire appreciated the wink, as if he had been there, on the court or in the stands …