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Benoît Paire Plays Some Sweet Mid-Match Keepie-Uppie With Tennis Ball

Tennis balls are objectively harder to play keepie-uppie with than a footie ball. Smaller diameter, smaller target.

by Liam Daniel Pierce
Feb 10 2017, 4:53pm

While awaiting a medical timeout in a tennis match with Germany's Dustin Brown, France's Benoît Paire decided to kill some time by showing off his juggling skills. And good goddamn, does he have some.

Tennis balls are objectively harder to play keepie-uppie with than a soccer ball. Smaller diameter, smaller target—not to mention the fact that dude was wearing tennis-oriented shoes. But nevertheless, Paire landed a solid 22 touches on the ball before trapping it and volleying it over the net.

Too bad that Brown wasn't really available to send it back to him—he ended up retiring the quarterfinal Open Sud De France match with a back injury. Or maybe he just withdrew because his mind was blown by the tekkers.