Rolex Paris Masters: Moutet stronger than Norrie at the end of the night

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Rolex Paris Masters: Moutet stronger than Norrie at the end of the night

After his great victory in the previous round against Borna Coric (26th in the world), Corentin Moutet confirmed his very good feelings at Bercy by winning against Cameron Norrie (13th). In this part started at 0:15 a.m. and concluded at 3:03 a.m., the Frenchman, offensive, knew how to play just right by delighting the night owl and festive crowd with his kicks as judicious as they were destabilizing for the Briton who was always difficult to move (amortized volleys , lob between the legs, and even an underhand serve). “We are not tired! », cried the crowd. And neither was the Frenchman. Leading 6-3, 4-3, Moutet, indecisive and well helped by his serve, had the opportunity to break away on a break point saved from a smash by Norrie, who then took advantage of a slack from his opponent to complete the inning after two consecutive shutouts. In the third heat, Moutet was not discouraged and took off to lead 3-1 before being caught immediately. At 5-4, he got a first match point that Norrie saved on a reckless long-line forehand. In this fiery game, everything was decided in the decisive tie-break. Always opportunistic, Moutet broke away to lead 6-3 and concluded his excellent score with a decisive lob. “It’s great, I gave it my all, I played my game from the first to the last point, I believed in myself all the time, I knew how to fight with my strength, with the support of my loved ones. , said the Frenchman after his victory. It was really very pleasant to live, the public stayed and supported me. I will keep this match in mind for a long time, I am proud of myself, I went to get it as far as possible, I was very tired. It’s one of the best wins of my career against a great player. He always plays one more ball. » In the round of 16, Moutet will face Stefanos Tsitsipas. “Another great experience, it pushes me to my limits to play against this kind of player. I will believe in myself and learn even more. »

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