Tennis : Moutet in the last square

Tennis :

After his victory by retirement against Benoît Paire, Corentin Moutet took advantage of Fernando Verdasco’s difficult victory over Dustin Brown to validate his ticket for the last four of UTS 2.

Fernando Verdasco had all the cards in hand. Despite the success of Corentin Moutet against Benoît Paire, the Spaniard had to win clearly against Dustin Brown to validate his ticket for the last four of UTS 2. But “El Fuego” trembled and conceded the first two quarters -time (19-16, 20-13), putting an end to his hopes of seeing the semi-finals. Back to the wall, Fernando Verdasco gave everything to come back and snatch sudden death (20-16, 17-16) before winning in this overtime (2-1) for the honor.

Pair abandons

Benoît Paire could not go to the end of his match. Opposed to Corentin Moutet, the native of Avignon found himself led two rounds to nothing and, visibly injured, preferred to leave the court of the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy during the third quarter. This defeat (15-0, 15-0, 15-0) leaves Corentin Moutet in the race for a place in the last four. He will have to count on a helping hand from Dustin Brown against Fernando Verdasco, the German being already eliminated even before this meeting.

Last minute guest for UTS 2, Nicolas Mahut was unable to bring down Grigor Dimitrov. If “The Mousquetaire” was able to respond by winning the second quarter (15-13) after having yielded the first against “Grigor” (14-11). Hard-fought, the Bulgarian was able to take the lead against the Habs (15-14) before avoiding the pitfall of sudden death by winning the last quarter (10-12). Defeated twice in the first weekend of competition, Grigor Dimitrov concluded his participation in UTS 2 with a victory for the honor.

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Mouratoglou launches UTS

Patrick Mouratoglou is launching a new Tennis League.



We already know nine players who will participate in this new competition. Mouratoglou wanted players with strong character, he will be served.



After more than three months without a game to chew on, UTS will allow fans to enjoy themselves again.


A new format

No more extended sets, the new format provides for 10-minute quarters. There will be a fifth in the event of a tie.


Let go !

The goal of the game is obviously not to highlight the farting lead but rather to let the players express themselves more. New players aren’t any smoother, it’s the rules that are tougher.


A good atmosphere

The goal is to mix the atmosphere of an exhibition with the quality of the game.


Pair, it sticks

Benoît Paire, with his strong character and his racket qualities in hand, perfectly matches the desired profile.


Fans will vote

To involve fans even more, they will have the right to vote for the bonus-malus through Twitter.


Coaching is allowed

Players will be able to receive valuable advice from their coach during the matches.


Shorter matches

The new game format will no longer allow extended matches. The example of Mahut and Isner is deliberately excessive but symbolic of a new era.


Bonuses and penalties

Bonuses and penalties are new and will allow players to add spice to the game.


Microphones on the players

All players will wear microphones on them so that everything they say can be heard …