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Moutet and Andreev Nearly Come to Blows at Net after Match in Orleans

By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Thursday, September 29, 2022

Things got violent after Bulgaria’s Adrian Andreev defeated Corentin Moutet (2-6, 7-6, 7-6) at the Open d’orleans in France on Thursday.

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Video on social media shows the Bulgarian bumping Moutet at the net before the pair got into a physical altercation at the net at the conclusion of the match.

At this point we do not know what caused the players to have bad blood, but we do know Moutet’s side of the story. The Frenchman, who was the top seed, took to Instagram to tell his side of the story after the match.

“I don't want to apologize for what happened late in the game,” the world No.64 said (comments translated from French). “When a player allows himself to say "fuck 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.”

Moutet says he was threatened by Andreev, currently ranked 247, and asked to meet him off the court so that the pair could continue the argument.

“He threatened me and asked me to wait for him at the exit of the court ... something I did of course I have trouble finding him for 10 minutes,” Moutet said. “Indeed he was hidden on the other side behind 6 security people.”

The Frenchman said he would be happy to continue the conversation in the future.

“I heard your threats so when you get out of the room they hid you in I will be very happy to see you carry them out,” he said. “So I'm waiting for you impatiently, we can talk calmly.”

Moutet thanked the tournament for the wild card and said he was sorry that he didn’t go further in the draw.

“I did my best, I would have liked to go further to honor it better,” he said. “I'm sorry for it.”