World No 229 Elliot Benchetrit asks ball-girl to PEEL HIS BANANA during Australian Open before umpire steps in and tells the Frenchman off
- Elliot Benchetrit got in trouble with the umpire during Australian Open qualifier
- The World No 229 asked a ball-girl to peel his banana before giving it to him
- The umpire John Blom quickly stepped in and told off the tennis player
- The Open is set to kick off on January 20 where Benchetrit faces Yuichi Sugita
Elliot Benchetrit has been caught red faced after he asked a ball-girl at the Australian Open to peel a banana for him.
The World No 229 was sat court side during a break of a qualifier in Melbourne when a ball-girl presents him with a banana.
The Frenchman then asks the young ball-girl to peel his banana for him, much to the disgust of the umpire John Blom.
Elliot Benchetrit got told off at the Australian Open by umpire John Blom during qualifying
The World No 229 asked a ball-girl to peel a banana for him before handing it over
The ball-girl looked confused before they both turned to the umpire who intervened
Umpire John Blom gave the Frenchman a telling off for asking the ball-girl to peel it for him
Blom stepped in and told off Benchetrit as he struggled to open the fruit with his teeth.
The Frenchman went on to qualify for the first round and has been drawn against Japanese Yuichi Sugita, ranked 84th in the world.
The Australian Open is set to get underway on January 20 after the qualifying rounds have come to an end.
Women’s player Coco Gauff is readying to begin her season positively after shocking the world last year defeating Venus Williams in the first round at Wimbledon.
Plenty of eyes will also be on Australian No 1 Nick Kyrgios who is hoping for a season with less drama and more victories.
Benchetrit has been drawn against Japanese Yuichi Sugita, ranked 84th, in the first round