While participating this week in the Oeiras Challenge in Portugal, Benoit Pierre had to retire due to an injury to his left wrist.
He was expected to be the top seed in the tournament, but the dirt Challenger in Oeiras, Portugal will play without Benoit Bayer. The 32-year-old Frenchman, who has lacked confidence and results since the start of the season, was forced to withdraw from the tournament, which is being held in the outskirts of Lisbon, due to an injury to his left wrist, and was replaced at a table by Turkey’s Erci Kerkin. The 49th player in the world had made a trip to Portugal before his kit was formalized, Portuguese journalist Jose Morgado noted.
” Benoit Paire was in Portugal for a few hours, training with Illia Stoliar (22-year-old Portuguese player, editor’s note) He decided to stop and confiscate. He said he fell on his left hand in Miami, he didn’t recover, he came to Portugal to avoid his late fine, which is $2000 I think In the process, Benoit Baer responded to this tweet: It’s all true but I came to try and play. To be honest, I’d rather pay the fine and stay home, but I’m sad that I’m not playing this very cool tournament “.
Benoit Paire was in Portugal for two hours, trained for 10 minutes with Illia Stoliar and decided to stop and quit.
He said he fell on his left hand in Miami, did not recover in time, and came to Portugal to avoid a late withdrawal fine. pic.twitter.com/PTOednSlgE
– Jose Morgado (@josemorgado) March 28, 2022
See you in Marrakesh for the husband?
Matthias Borg (28, 249) and Mathieu Berchicot (29, 435) will be the only French people at the table in Oeiras. If his wrist injury isn’t serious, we’ll find Benoit Pierre in Marrakech next week, then in Monte Carlo and Barcelona., still on the mud. In Morocco, on the rock and in Spain, he will already try to round out his season, he is the one who reached the third round at the Australian Open (defeated in four sets against Tsitsipas), before being eliminated in the first round. The South American championships on clay, then in Acapulco, Indian Wells and Miami, sometimes the game comes in handy before it falls apart completely.