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World No 229 Elliot Benchetrit asks ball-girl to PEEL HIS BANANA during Australian Open qualifier before umpire tells the Frenchman off

Elliot Benchetrit got in trouble with the umpire during Australian Open qualifierThe World No 229 asked a ball-girl to peel his banana before giving it to himThe umpire John Blom quickly stepped in and told off the French playerAustralian Open kicks off on January 20 where Benchetrit faces Yuichi Sugita

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.

World No 229 Elliot Benchetrit asks ball-girl to PEEL HIS BANANA during Australian Open qualifier before umpire tells the Frenchman off

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 

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

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