Tennis player 'explodes' in huge blow-up against John Millman

Riley Morgan
·Sports Reporter
·2-min read
Corentin Moutet (pictured) throwing a ball after throwing his racquet.
Corentin Moutet (pictured) exploded after losing a point in the second set tiebreak against Aussie John Millman. (Image: Channel Nine)

Frenchman Corentin Moutet lost his cool during an on-court meltdown against Aussie John Millman in their first round clash at the Australian Open on Monday.

Moutet took the first set against the gritty Aussie, but Millman clawed his way back and was 5-4 up in the second set tiebreak when he won a point at the net.

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But Moutet was clearly frustrated after he granted Millman set point and exploded.

Moutet attempted to snap his racquet with his foot before dropping it.

He then pegged the ball in frustration before attempting to snap his racquet a second time.

Moutet then traded words with the umpire after a warning.

The meltdown didn’t appear to immediately help Moutet either.

He lost the set and Millman took the momentum in the third.

However, in a rollercoaster of a match, Moutet dominated the fourth set 6-2 to take the match to a deciding set.

The Frenchman rode his momentum to take the thriller 6-4, 6-7, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3.

Despite many fans staying away from Melbourne Park on the opening day of the Australian Open, Millman certainly had the backing of the 50 per cent capacity crowd.

Moutet fools Millman with underarm serve

The match was full of drama, as the unpredictable Moutet fooled Millman at the beginning of the third set with a cheeky underarm serve.

Millman was clearly not prepared as he barely budged when Moutet sneakily dropped the serve short.

Moutet even appeared to put his hand up towards Millman to apologise after the ace.

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