Corentin Moutet's coach shares thoughts on Moutet-Adrian Andreev trading blows

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

by Dzevad Mesic
Corentin Moutet's coach shares thoughts on Moutet-Adrian Andreev trading blows

Coach Laurent Raymond has said that he and Corentin Moutet are awaiting on the ATP referee to give his verdict following an ugly end to the Frenchman's Orleans Challenger round-of-16 match. After their Orleans round-of-16 match, Moutet and Adrian Andreev got into a physical altercation at the net.

Now, Moutet is waiting to hear back from the ATP and see whether he will receive a fine or suspension. “We have to wait for the report of the ATP referee, who will obviously question witnesses, starting with the chair umpire,” Raymond told L’Equipe.

“I think he wanted to take his time and give his verdict in peace”.

Coach Raymond: Moutet, Andreev didn't fight in the locker room

After the match was over, Moutet took to Instagram, where he claimed Andreev challenged him to a fight in the locker room.

Now, Raymond says nothing happened between the two after they left the court. Also, Raymond noted that Moutet and Andreev's teams didn't let anything happen after they left the court. “I know they wanted to meet after the match but there was no explanation or physical contact.

We didn’t let them get close. Once we got back to the hotel, we had dinner together and there was no abnormal excitement," Raymond said. In his social media post, Moutet claimed that Andreev cussed him out twice on the court.

Moutet felt disrespected and had to defend himself. “After the match point, it was Andreev who gave the first blow, a shoulder charge,” Raymond said. “Corentin also told me that he said ‘F--- you’ twice during the match.

There was that clash at the net but it didn’t go beyond that”. Moutet, who was the first-seeded player in Orleans, ended up losing to Andreev in three tight sets. In his social media post, Moutet said he was sorry because he didn't make a deep run and thanked the Orleans organizers for hosting him.

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