Australian Open: Elliot Benchetrit informed off for asking ball woman to peel his banana

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French tennis participant Elliot Benchetrit sparked controversy within the Australian Open qualifying rounds after asking a ball woman to peel her banana.

The 21-year-old was given the snack to extend vitality throughout a sport break and requested the woman to do the honors, indicating that she was unable to carry out the duty on her personal as a consequence of patches on her fingers.

Nonetheless, the chair referee was not impressed with the query and ordered Benchetrit to do it himself.

The Frenchman reluctantly took the banana from the confused woman and tried to peel it together with his enamel.

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criticism

A video the incident was posted on Twitter by the tennis author Alex Theodoridis and led to widespread condemnation from the net public.
One person labeled World No. 231 a "unhealthy piece of labor" whereas one other mentioned "who do you assume you might be?"

Nonetheless, the conflict didn’t put the teen out of play as he got here from behind to beat Dmitry Popko 4-6 6-2 6-3.

Benchetrit will now face Yuichi Sugita within the first spherical of the match on Tuesday.

CNN has contacted ATP to obtain a response from Benchetrit however has not but acquired it.



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