Corentin Moutet and the sudden withdrawal from the Tennis Napoli Cup
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The Tennis Napoli Cup has put a strain on Corentin Moutet's already precarious patience. The French player has repeatedly requested the intervention of the supervisor during the first round match against Luca Nardi to express his idea of ââthe conditions of the fields in an exasperated way.
In the end, the match between Moutet and the Italian was only the first of several matches postponed due to the humidity and instability of the Arena. The humidity affected the program of the Neapolitan tournament from the first day and put the safety of the players at risk on more than one occasion.
For the moment, three evening sessions have been canceled. Moutet, who defeated Nardi in three sets, showed his worst side in the second round match. During the meeting with Miomir Kecmanovic, as soon as he realized that Campo d'Avalos was in the same condition as his first meeting, Moutet started swearing and received a warning from the chair umpire.
After losing his serve in the sixth game, the Paris native forcefully threw the racket off the court. The French finally decided to retire and leave the field.
Moutet retires due to the conditions of the courts: the social post
Moutet entrusted his response to the various criticisms received on social media to his Instagram account.
The Frenchman explained: "I wanted to continue my match today, but the pitch was too dangerous for my adductor and to go on. I apologize to the public. I tried my best but I didn't want to continue playing on such a slippery court.
I hope to be ready for next week." The Frenchman is currently registered for the Vienna tournament and will have to compete in the qualifiers to try to gain access to the main draw of the Austrian event. This ATP 250 in Naples was truly an event full of problems, as hardly happens to the organizers of ATP and Wta tournaments from 250 upwards.
Between the courts full of problems, logistics and everything else, the players were very unhappy, commenting negatively on the Italian event on social media.