Rising French star Corentin Moutet wasn't particularly impressed with his Wimbledon first round performance despite making a huge comeback beat 2014 semifinalist Grigor Dimitrov. Former world No. 3 Dimitrov was on the verge of clinching a straight-set win but Moutet broke back the Bulgarian while he was serving for the match in the 12th game of the third set.
Moutet, ranked at No. then dominated the rest of the match as he won 2-6 3-6 7-6 (4) 6-3 6-1 to clinch his maiden win at The All England Club. The 20-year-old Frenchman lost his serve six times during the match but didn't pay the price as he found a way to stun Dimitrov.
"I think I can do a lot better. I'm lucky it's going to pass. From start to finish I didn't let go, I think it's the right thing to remember today. You have to do a lot better to get through the second round," Moutet said post-match, per So Tennis Twitter.
Moutet, who is enjoying a career-high ranking of No. 84 in the world, is set for another task as next up for him will be in-form No. 19 seed Felix Auger-Aliassime. "My goals in the game are to be offensive, not to suffer the game, to do what I know how to do by being simple and being as calm as possible," Moutet claimed.