WATCH: When a tennis match broke into a football one

Tsonga and Paire were competing in the round of 32 at Halle Open


Sports Desk June 19, 2019
PHOTO COURTESY: ATP

Jo Wilfried Tsonga and Benoit Paire on Tuesday showed why France won the football World Cup as both players suddenly turned their tennis match into a football one.

The two frenchmen, who were fighting it out for a spot in the last-16 which Tsonga grabbed eventually, paused mid-game to entertain the crowds at the Halle Open.

Paire was serving at 1-1 during the second set when he let slip his racquet. However, he did not let the game go out of hand as he started using his feet to return the ball.

Tsonga didn't mind a little breather as he joined the game of foot-tennis and returned the ball back, but with his foot.

The foot-tennis game ended when Paire tried to vollev-smash one towards Tsonga but missed it.

Tsonga the won the second set 7-5 after winning the first 6-4.

Here's what unfolded:

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