New details have emerged from the Corentin Moutet and Adrian Andreev incident as a video posted by Tennis Legend indicates that Moutet appeared to try to hit Andreev several times during the pre-match warm-up.
Seriously, this kid...
Last week, Moutet and Andreev got into a physical altercation at the net following their Orleans Challenger round-of-16 match.
L'échauffement à la volée d'Adrian Andreev avec Corentin Moutet, à Orléans (le match avec la poignée de main virile).
Il y avait eu un contentieux entre les deux la semaine précédente et le Français a clairement fait monter la tension dès l'échauffement.pic.twitter.com/7R5gkkgQeb — Tennis Legend (@TennisLegende) October 4, 2022
After losing the match in three tight sets, Moutet took to social media, where he claimed Andreev cussed him out twice. Andreev didn't make any comments regarding the incident. Now, a video that is surfacing on Twitter is showing that Moutet tried to intentionally hit Andreev several times during the warm-up.
Moutet on his physical altercation with Andreev
Moutet, who was the first-seeded player in Orleans, claimed after the match that Andreev disrespected him by cussing him out. “I don't want to apologize for what happened late in the game,” Moutet said on social media after the match.
“When a player allows himself to say 'f--- you twice while looking me in the eye, I can't help but make him understand in my own way that these are not things that are done”. In an interview with L'Equipe, Moutet's coach, Laurent Raymond, said they didn't allow Moutet and Andreev to find a way to each other in the locker room.
“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.
Also, Moutet's coach said it was Andreev that initiated the incident. “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”. The ATP hasn't made any statements regarding the Moutet and Andreev situation.