Elliot Benchetrit has been caught red faced after he asked a ball-girl during an Australian Open qualifier to peel a banana for him.
The World No 229 was sat court side during a break 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 during an Australian Open qualifier by umpire John Blom
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
So this is the moment where Elliot Benchetrit asks the ballkid to peel his banana. I’m glad the umpire (John Blom) stepped in and told him off. pic.twitter.com/TK1GET68pG— Alex Theodoridis (@AlexTheodorid1s) January 19, 2020
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.
Meanwhile, plenty of eyes will also be on Australian No 1 Nick Kyrgios who is hoping for a season with less drama and more victories.
Umpire Blom gave the Frenchman a telling off for asking the ball-girl to peel it for him
Benchetrit has been drawn against Japanese Yuichi Sugita, ranked 84th, in the first round