“I hate tennis, on the court I want to escape”

Paris France) – For Benoit Bayer, 33, this is perhaps the most difficult moment of his career. The French tennis player has repeatedly admitted that he continues to play only for money and that he no longer feels the love he once had for the sport. The epidemic period certainly did not help, as tennis players were forced to play without the warmth of their fans, but even as the audience returned to the stands, the situation for the tennis player did not change. At Wimbledon, after winning the first set 6-4, he went out on his debut against compatriot Quentin Halles, scoring only 7 in the next three matches, losing 6-1, 6-2, 6-4.

Benoit Bayer unleashes: ‘Going on the field disgusts me’

In an interview with the French newspaper the teamBayer made no secret: “To Wimbledon for the money? For these numbers, I came no matter what. Although I was advised not to play. I try to get rid of this thing, because before I liked tennis, I used to like those moments of tension, when I was on the court, but now I feel unwell. Really. It’s a state of mind I’ve been struggling with for a while. Now I hate tennis, I hate it. Going on the court disgusts me. Every time I step I feel like running away. When I find myself on the court an anxiety attacks me, I can’t handle it. That’s why I played a little bit at Roland Garros and my performance here was quite predictable. I need to rediscover the joy of playing that I don’t feel anymore.”

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