Last Updated on February 23, 2023
A talented French tennis player, known also for his bad temper and sometimes unacceptable behavior on the tennis court, is twenty-three years old Corentin Moutet.
Corentin Moutet was born on 19th April 1999 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France in a family of Rodolphe and Alexandra Moutet. He also has a brother, Maxence, and one sister, Charlotte. His father is a former coach of Tennis Club de Paris and introduced him with the sport since Corentin was three years old.
As a talented player, Moutet was supported by the French Tennis Federation and was training at the National Training Center. During his junior years on the circuit, he won a few tournaments and reached a career-high of no.7 on the Junior rankings.
In 2016 he turned pro and the next year he announced that he would no longer play junior events, instead focusing his efforts exclusively at the professional level. On the pro tour, Moutet reached a career-high ranking of World no.51. His favorite tennis player is Rafael Nadal.
Aside from tennis, Corentin is a lover of poetry, piano and rap. He has released a rap single in honor 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.” said Moutet about his hobby.
Who is Corentin Moutet’s coach?
In November 2022, ousted by the French Tennis Federation because of his behavior on the ATP circuit, Corentin Moutet lost his coach provided by the “Fede” and started collaborating with a new one, Serbian tennis coach Petar Popovic.
Petar Popovic Spajn was born on 27th July 1982 in Novi Sad, Serbia. He is a former tennis player who achieved a career-high ranking of World no.266. During his pro career, he won one ATP Challenger title at Samarkand Open.
After retirement, he started coaching and collaborated with players such as Ivo Karlovic, Filip Krajinovic, Damir Dzumhur, Olga Danilovic, and Andrea Petkovic. His dream is one day to become head coach of the Serbian National Tennis Team.
Since at the end of season 2022, Moutet was already on vacation, he started practicing with Popovic from the beginning of 2023.
“He is left-handed, has an extraordinary forehand and has an incredible feel for drop shots. He can improve the most on the backhand, and we worked on that a lot. He has hot blood, but, well, he’s still young, he can improve there too – if he succeeds in that, then I’m definitely sure he can get into the top 20.” Petar said about his trainee, before the start of this year Australian Open.
Currently, Moutet is recovering from surgery on his right wrist, which he had at the end of January, working to be back soon on the courts with even more strength.
Former Corentin Moutet’s coach
His best results Corentin achieved with his compatriot, Laurent Raymond.
Laurent Raymond is sixty-year-old tennis coach working at the French Tennis Federation. During his career, he was coaching prominent French tennis names such as Fabrice Santoro and Mickael Llodra. While mentoring Moutet, in his first year as pro, Corentin won two Futures titles and from no.886 at the beginning of the season, he finished as World no.529.
Next year, the young Frenchman made his Roland Garros doubles debut, won three more Futures tournaments and won his maiden Challenger title at Brest Open. That brought him another big jump on the ATP list, finishing the season 2017 as no.155.
Moutet won only one Challenger title during season 2018 at Istanbul Open but made his Grand Slam and ATP World Tour debut. In season 2019 came two more Challenger titles, one at Chennai Open and one at the home tournament in Lyon.
Although during the next two years, tennis wasn’t played that much due to Covid, Corentin managed to reach his first ATP final at the 2020 Qatar Open and enter into top 70 players.
Last season he gets back on track and won two more Challengers, but almost at the end of season he was expelled from the FFT due to repeated bad behavior. That led to separation from Raymond, with whom he had the best results in his career.
“Thank you for your trust, accepting me as I was, thank you for always being there in god times and bad, for respecting me, for your kindness, thank you for listening so much, for having forgiven my mistakes, thank you for all these victories, for daily stability, for your calm, thank you for everything. Without you, I certainly wouldn’t be here today. You have all my respect, good luck for the future.” Moutet wrote on his Twitter account, in a thank you message for his coach.
After splitting up with Moutet, Raymond started coaching the new promising French tennis player, Arthur Fils.
As a junior, while he was training at National Training Center, Moutet was coached by another Frenchman, Thierry Tulasne.
Thierry Tulasne was born on 12th July 1963 in Aix-les-Bains, France. He is a former tennis player who was World no.1 junior in 1980, winning Junior Wimbledon and Orange Bowl during his young days. As pro, Thierry won five singles titles and reached career-high ATP ranking of World no.10.
Also, was a member of the French Davis Cup tem in 1981, 82, 85, 86, and 1987. Since retirement, he has coached players such as Sebastien Grosjean, Raul-Henri Mathieu, and Gilles Simon.
“When he gets angry Corentin produces his worst tennis. But we are building a team that has the particularity of integrating mental preparation with physical work and tennis in order to allow the champion to know himself better and to take ownership of his project, to have the keys to his success. Moutet is young, we have time.” Thierry said back then.
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Corentin Moutet’s Achievements With Different Coaches
We have collected in the table the data about the trophies won by Corentin Moutet under the guidance of various coaches.
|Coaches||Years of Completion||Titles|
|Petar Popovic||Nov 2022 – ongoing|
|Laurent Raymond||2016 – Nov 2022||2022 Szczecin Open, Challenger|
2022 Lyon Open, Challenger
2019 Lyon Open, Challenger
2019 Chennai Open, Challenger
2018 Istanbul Open, Challenger
2017 Brest Open, Challenger
2017 Santa Margherita di Pula, Futures
2017 Madrid Open, Futures
2017 Grase Open, Futures
2016 Solin Open, Futures
2016 Cherkassy Open, Futures