As far as a chair umpire at the Australian Open was concerned, it was a slip of tennis etiquette.
During a qualifying round for the Grand Slam event, Elliot Benchetrit of France was rebuked by the official when he asked a ballgirl to peel his banana, News.com.au reported.
Chair umpire John Blom interrupted and told Benchetrit to peel his own banana, according to News.com.au.
The Frenchman, No. 229 in the men’s tennis world rankings, took the banana back from the amused ballgirl and tried to peel it with his teeth, CNN reported.
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