Rap, UTS, Nadal: 10 questions about Corentin Moutet

At 22, Corentin Moutet represents the future of French tennis. Here are the answers to 10 questions you might ask about the Frenchman

Corentin Moutet - FFT

What nationality is Corentin Moutet?

Corentin Moutet is French. He was born in Paris on April 19, 1999. He has always lived in the capital and he trains at the National Training Centre at Roland-Garros.

What did Corentin Moutet do at UTS4? 

Corentin Moutet – The Tornado – took part in UTS1 and UTS2 in the summer of 2020 at the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy but it was at UTS4 in May 2021 where he really made his mark, winning all five of his matches as he romped to the title, beating Taylor Fritz in the final.

Moutet was one of the most stunning players in all three competitions he played in, often dazzling with an array of trick shots, underarm serves and his fiery temper. Famously, he got into a row at UTS2 with Stefanos Tsitsipas and his father, Apostolos, when he was upset that the Greek’s father and coach was talking to his son too much during their match.

How tall is he?

The Frenchman is 5ft 7 1/2 (1. 75m) and weighs 71 kgs, according to his official profile on the ATP Tour.

Corentin Moutet - FFT

Who is Moutet’s coach?

Moutet’s coach is Laurent Raymond, a coach at the National Training Centre at Roland-Garros. Before him, Moutet was coached by Thierry Tulasne. He also worked with Emmanuel Planque for a few months in 2019, before returning to work with Laurent Raymond.

Who are his parents?

His parents are Rodolphe and Alexandra Moutet. His father is a former coach of Tennis Club de Paris. Corentin also has a brother, Maxence, and one sister, Charlotte.

When did Moutet turn professional?

The Parisien turned professional in 2016. He played his first match on the main Tour in 2018, at the Australian Open, losing in four sets to Andreas Seppi. Moutet won his first ATP main draw match in February 2018, in Quito, beating the Spaniard, Adrian Menendez-Maceiras.

What is his best victory?

The best victory of his career came in the semi-final of Doha in 2020 against Stan Wawrinka, then the world No 15. It was a result that put him into his first ATP Tour final, against Andrey Rublev (won by the Russian). Moutet also counts a prestigious first round victory from the first round at Wimbledon in 2019, when he beat Grigor Dimitrov having trailed by two sets to love.

Has Moutet ever played at Roland-Garros?

Yes, the Frenchman has already played at Roland-Garros. In his first two appearances, in 2016 and 2017, he lost in the first round of qualifying. In 2018, he beat Ivo Karlovic, his first win in a Grand Slam, before losing in the second round to David Goffin, then ranked No 9. In 2019, Moutet reached the third round in Paris after an excellent victory against Guido Pella, the world No 23. He lost to Juan Ignacio Londero in five sets.

Who are his tennis idols?

The French left-hander is a big fan of… Rafael Nadal! Like the Spaniard, Moutet plays tennis left-handed but with everything else in life, he is actually right-handed.

Rafael Nadal - Spain

Is Moutet on social media?

Corentin Moutet has a strong presence on social media. He is very active on his Instagram account, where he posts photos of himself regularly, he can count 28,200 followers, as of July 2020. The Frenchman also has a Twitter account where he is followed by 7,751 people.

What passions does he have outside tennis?

Aside from tennis, Moutet is a great lover of poetry, of piano and of rap! In fact, he released his first single last May, a rap in honour of his little brother, Maxence.

“I write, I sing or I rap most of the time now. I try to write every day about my feelings, or whatever comes to mind.”.

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