VIDEO: Horrifying scenes unfold at an ATP tennis match as players grab each other’s necks as the chair umpire intervenes

The ATP Challenger event is currently running in Orleans, France. Many renowned players take part in this event. The tournament features a strong field with the likes of Richard Gasquet and Jack Sock. In addition, local star Corentin Moutet is the tournament’s top seed.

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However, he left the tournament after a disappointing loss to Adrian Andreev of Bulgaria at the ATP Challenger tournament in Orleans. After their match, an unfortunate incident happened.

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Corentin Moutet and Adrian Andreev get into an ugly fight

As the two players went to the net to shake hands, they exchanged a few words while holding hands for quite a while. The Bulgarian then collided with Moutet at the net as tensions flared between the two.

When Andreev yelled at him, the Frenchman pushed him. The former exchanged words with Moutet as he tried to take the top seed from him.

Also, the chair umpire intervened and prevented the fight from escalating.

Moutet, known for his on-court antics, was also embroiled in controversy at this year’s US Open. During his fourth-round loss to Casper Ruud at the tournament, Moutet performed 10 mid-game push-ups. He then received a point penalty for exceeding the time limit.

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Speaking of Moutet’s behavior, tennis legend Mats Wilander said, “I agree with Alex that his attitude was not good for him. Just as far as tennis goes, he’s very talented, he’s playing very smart out there. But to see him from the start and not really believe he has a chance to win.”

Andreev teases Moutet at the ATP Challenger in Orleans

The Bulgarian star defeated top seed and local favorite Moutet in a three-set marathon match. Moutet started the match brilliantly, winning the opening set 6-2. However, Andreev came back strong to win the second set in the tie break 7-6 (3) to level the match.

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The decisive set was hard fought and went the distance. Andreev kept his nerve, won the tiebreak of the third set 7:6 (2) and thus advanced to the quarterfinals. In the last eight he meets Norbert Gombos from Slovakia. The latter had previously defeated Arthur Fils of France to advance to the quarterfinals.

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