Benoit Paire showcases football skills at Rome Masters
By Sky Sports Tennis
Last Updated: 18/05/17 3:48pm
Benoit Paire may have been beaten by Stan Wawrinka but he showed off some football skills that would have made Roma hero Francesco Totti proud.
Paire was up against the world No 3 under the lights in Rome on Wednesday night and had high hopes of another upset having beaten Wawrinka in Madrid last week.
However, it was not to be in the Italian capital as Wawrinka gained revenge with a three-set victory over Paire, who levelled the match after his Swiss opponent had claimed the opening set.
Not to be outdone, the flamboyant Frenchman took the opportunity to wow the crowd with some impressive football skills that would not have looked out of place at the Stadio Olimpico just next door rather than the Foro Italico.
Showcasing some showboating befitting the city of Roma legend Totti, Paire put a convincing case forward to replace the retiring Italian icon at the end of the season.
Hit play on the video at the top of the page to see Paire's skills and follow the Rome Masters action this week across our Sky Sports platforms.