The pace was too high for Corentin Moutet. The French were sharply and logically eliminated in the 2nd round by Roland-Garros Rafael Nadal in three sets (6-3, 6-1, 6-4), on Wednesday 25 May. Although, despite the status of the 139th player in the world, he sometimes managed to stand up to the most successful player in the Paris district, will not offer a third round as in 2019.
The Frenchman defended his chances, winning several exchanges several times. But he spent much of his match chasing his opponent, breaking from the start of the first and second innings. The third was more addictive, Moutet took Nadal’s hand twice, but turned out the same, despite the zealous support of the audience.
Corentin Moutet faced the same Rafael Nadal, who made a bad night for Richard Gasquet last year, in the second round (without the cold closed sessions of the first night sessions). Again, the Spaniard was simply stronger and clearer. Above all, he was unstoppable in the exchanges Moutet had already seen winning. AND “not too strong Rafa” he even came out of the spectator with a score of 6-3, 4-1.
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After his easy victory against Jordan Thompson in the first round (6-2, 6-2, 6-2), Nadal assured his fans, who were worried about his form, less than two weeks after leaving the third round. round Masters 1000 in Rome. During his first speech to Roland-Garros, before he entered the run, he did not want to hide his face from the leg pain (he has Müller-Weiss syndrome), which made it increasingly impossible. “The pain is still there. The question is not whether it will go, but how tolerable it is to allow me to play here with a real chanceHe explained to reporters before the tournament.
Nevertheless, Rafael Nadal begins to clear the horizon. The world number five, who were thwarted by the preparation for clay, was damaged by a rib injury on Wednesday evening, did not show the slightest signs of physical weakness. In the 3rd round, the Dutch will find Botič van de Zandschulp, deployed No. 26.