US Open: Corentin Moutet qualified for the third round

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US Open: Corentin Moutet qualified for the third round

Defeated in the last round of qualifying for the US Open on Friday, but drafted following the Novak Djokovic’s package, Corentin Moutet (23 years old) is making perfect use of his lucky-loser status. 112th in the world, the French indeed eliminated Botic van de Zandschulp, seeded 21, in four sets (6-4, 1-6, 6-2, 6-4) and three hours of play, this Wednesday. Here he is in the third round of a Grand Slam tournament for the third time in his career, after Roland Garros 2019 and the US Open 2020.

Even if the Dutchman seemed very fragile on court 13 of Flushing Meadows, to the point of having his lower back manipulated twice during the game, Moutet led his match very well. He imposed his incessant variations of effects and rhythm, his sense of the game and a determination that we have known much more fluctuating.

Apart from a warning for throwing a ball in the sky, nothing negative to report in his attitude. He fought to the end, saving for example one, then two essential break points, in the fourth set, thanks to three winning shots. Unlike VDZ, author of 58 unforced errors, he signed a clean part and showed a lot of opportunism (five break points exploited out of seven).

Moutet will face in the next round the winner of the match between Pedro Cachin (66th in the world) or Brandon Holt (303rd). He is only one success away from his very first second week in a Grand Slam.


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