Hit in the right wrist during the Australian Open, Corentin Moutet underwent surgery on Monday. The operation took place successfully. On the other hand, the date of return to the courts of the 8th finals at Bercy and at the US Open last season is not yet known.
It had almost gone unnoticed at the time, if not completely. However, on May 18, during the Australian Open, unlike the day before against the Chinese Wu in the 1st round (victory in five sets, 7-5 in the last set), Corentin Moutet had not been able to hit his two-handed backhand, as he usually does. Hit in the right wrist, the native of Neuilly-sur-Seine, opposed in his second match to the Argentinian Francisco Cerundolo, 31st in the standings, had to restrict himself to playing all his backhands with one hand. This did not prevent the 23-year-old French player dismissed by the French Tennis Federation because of his behavior on the court in recent months from winning the first round against the Argentinian. But no more, since Moutet, again beaten 7-5 in the last set of this meeting counting for the 2nd round, had then lost the following three sets, including the third set curtly.
Moutet: “I know the road will be long”
The supporters of the man who had reached the round of 16 last season at Bercy (defeat against Stefanos Tsitsipas) as at the US Open (defeat against Casper Ruud) were therefore not surprised to learn afterwards that their little protected, greatly diminished during this meeting, was actually injured. After his elimination, Moutet had thus made it known that he suffered from the right wrist. The exams, taken in stride by the 66th in the standings, had also revealed a fracture. Moutet was successfully operated on Monday. On his Instagram account, the player then gave his news, without saying for the moment when he will return to the courts. To hear it, he may have to wait a little while. “I will do everything in my power to come back stronger than ever. I know it will be a long road, but I am motivated to do my best. »