At Roland Garros

Winner of Stan Wawrinka in four rounds, Corentin Moutet will have the privilege of facing Rafael Nadal in the next round. The Frenchman, who should play on the Philippe-Chatrier court, did not hide his admiration for the Spaniard who was his idol when he was a child. Twelve years separate Moutet (23) from the king of clay (35). “Rafa, since I was little… I’ve been on the circuit, so I can’t say he’s my idol anymore, but I started tennis watching him play, I remember his first Grand Slams, I love him. I even imitated when I was little. It’s really, I’m not going to hide it, a huge pleasure to be able to play against him, central or other court, it’s a huge pleasure. I go there to win, I’m a competitor, that’s my job. I train every day to play these kind of matches and potentially win them. Already, playing him, finding myself on the field with him, I’ve never hit with him, already seeing what it is, as a player, it’s a chance. A chance. But I deserve it, and I’m very happy to have gone to get it, “said the native of Neuilly-sur-Seine.