Corentin Moutet, Adrian Andreev get into physical altercation in Orleans (WATCH)

Moutet and Andreev got into it following their Orleans round-of-16 match.

by Dzevad Mesic
Corentin Moutet, Adrian Andreev get into physical altercation in Orleans (WATCH)

French tennis player Corentin Moutet and Bulgaria's Adrian Andreev got physical following their Orleans Challenger round-of-16 match.

On Thursday, 247th-ranked Andreev upset first-seeded Moutet 2-6 7-6 (3) 7-6 (2).

While at the net for a post-match handshake, the two held on to each other's hand for a while and exchanged words. Andreev appeared to bump Moutet at the net and from that moment it became physical. After Moutet appeared to be shouted at by Andreev, he shoved the Bulgarian.

Andreev then seemingly tried to get Moutet away from himself while exchanging words with the Frenchman. That's when the chair umpire stepped in between the two and prevented the altercation from further escalating.

Andreev recovered from a set down to beat Moutet

Moutet got off to a great start to the match, breaking Andreev early for a 3-0 lead.

In the fifth game, Moutet saved three consecutive break points to open a 5-2 lead. After blowing three consecutive break points in the seventh game, Andreev lost his serve again in the eighth game as Moutet won the first set.

Down by a set, Andreev had a chance to start the second set with a break, but he missed out on a break point in the first game of the second set. But Andreev kept pressing Moutet's serve and finally got his first break of the match in the fifth game to open a 3-2 lead.

However, Moutet refused to quit as he broke back Andreev in the eighth game to tie the second set to four games apiece. In the 11th game, Andreev had four break points but didn't realize and the second set went into a tie-break.

In the tie-break, Moutet had a 3-1 lead before Andreev won six points in a row to overturn the deficit and force a decider. Moutet started the third set with a break but got broken back in the second game. As no more breaks were seen, another tie-break had to decide the winner of the match.

The two players were tied to two points in the tie-break before Andreev won five points in a row to complete a comeback victory.

Corentin Moutet