Players normally fall over themselves to anoint Wimbledon as the most special tournament, but Benoit Paire told L'Equipe:
"I'm not at all sad to leave this place where the atmosphere displeases me greatly. Simply, I hate Wimbledon and I'm happy to leave as soon as possible."
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