Adelaide tournament: Corentin Moutet disqualified after insulting the referee

In Adelaide (Australia), the first tournament of the season, Corentin Moutet (22) left prematurely at the stage of the round of 16. The French n ° 9 could not contain his anger after being joined in a set everywhere by Serbian Laslo Djere and was disqualified for insults towards the referee of the match.

Opposed to Laslo Djere (52nd ATP), the Ile-de-France had yet started the game well with the victory of the first round (6-4). While he had three balls to play a tie-break in the second set, Moutet let the opportunity pass and released several times “Fuck you! »As we hear at the very end of the video published by Channel Nine, towards the referee.

The latter summoned the supervisor, with the result that we know. His hasty exit in Australia prevented him from joining Marin Cilic in the quarter-finals.

This is not the first time that the Frenchman has expressed his bad humor on the courts. A little over a year ago, the native of Neuilly-sur-Seine, then 75th player in the world, vented his anger at the Masters 1000 of Paris Bercy by destroying a billboard. The player had nevertheless qualified by leaving the Italian Caruso but had to withdraw subsequently, having been declared positive for Covid-19, when he should have played … Cilic.

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Since 2010, only a handful of players have been disqualified on the main circuit, apart from the Davis Cup: David Nalbandian in 2012 against Cilic in the Queen’s tournament, Nick Kyrgios against Casper Ruud in Rome in 2019, Novak Djokovic against Pablo Carreno Busta during the US Open 2020, and Fabio Fognini against Bernabe Zapata Miralles in Barcelona in 2021.

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