French tennis star Benoit Paire is furious after testing positive for Covid-19 for ‘250. gang ‘, Australian Open 2022, tennis news

French tennis player Benoit Paire has revealed that he has tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of next month’s Australian Open.

The world No. 46 was to play in a lead-in tournament in Melbourne, which started on January 4, but those plans have been disrupted.

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Paire appears to be in quarantined isolation at an unknown location after being tested positive for Covid, and he is clearly tired of the ordeal.

“Hi, my name is Benoit Paire, and for the 250th time I tested positive for Covid !!” he said in an Instagram story, which was published on Wednesday.

“Honestly, I can not handle this Covid-s *** anymore. How am I? Because of Covid I got a runny nose, but because of all these quarantines spent in a hotel room halfway around the world, I have it not good mentally.

“Last year was tough and this year started in exactly the same way !!”

The 32-year-old has been vaccinated and clarified that he is “100 percent” for vaccines.

“Just one thing, I’m 100% for the vaccine, but let’s just live like before Covid, otherwise I can not see the point,” he added.

France's Benoit Paire has tested positive for Covid again. (Photo by Paul CROCK / AFP)
France’s Benoit Paire has tested positive for Covid again. (Photo by Paul CROCK / AFP)Source: AFP

The Australian Open starts on January 22, giving Paire a few weeks to test negative and assess whether he is capable of playing in the tournament.

His latest positive test continues the mishap for the flamboyant player, who has made it to the fourth round of the grand slam on several occasions.

Paire was ruled out of the 2020 US Open after testing positive against Covid a few days before his first match.

So earlier this year, he was forced to endure a 14-day tough quarantine before the Australian Open after a person on his flight to Melbourne tested positive against Covid.

Paire then lost in the first round and launched a fantastic attack on the Australian Open, calling the tournament “s ** t” and attacking the organizers for not treating the players with respect.

He was barred from representing France at the Tokyo Olympics after several offenses on the field, including spitting and openly refueling a match.

The Australian Open may be without several big names as many top players are battling Covid or injuries.

Rafael Nadal and Russian Andrey Rublev have tested positive for Covid in the past week, while Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka miss the Australian Open with injury.


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