Sometimes nervous, sometimes relaxed (), Corentin Moutet had a match that could be described as bizarre, Monday at Bercy. But he reserved this term to evoke the exercise of the press conference, after his success in the first round of the Paris Masters 1000. “It’s weird having to justify yourself or explain what happened in a match“, he declared in videoconference, in remarks reported by our colleagues of The team.
He was more talkative about the particular context of the meeting, played behind closed doors because of the health crisis, than on the details of his victory against Salvatore Caruso (3-6, 7-6, 6-3) . “As there is no one, there is an intimate side (…) There are less superficial things, it’s new and cool“, considers Moutet. With, all the same, a word for the disappointed:”The sad part is for those who like to come and watch tournaments.”
For him, it is therefore rather pleasant: “I have known with public and without public. There is good to be had in each of the two experiences.” Principal argument : “We find ourselves with the people that we appreciate, that we love (…) Few are kind around me. I use these people“All the better when they represent almost the entire assembly. This will still be the case on Tuesday, in the second round, against Marin Cilic.
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