During a tournament in France, two tennis players exchanged blows at the conclusion of a game. A video of the incident quickly went viral on social media. The umpire stepped in to break up a shoulder-barge and pushes at the net between Adrian Andreev, ranked 247th & 64th-ranked Corentin Moutet. After the Bulgarian Andreev defeated the Frenchman Moutet at the Open d’Orleans on Thursday in front of his home fans. By scores of 2-6, 7-6, and 7-6, things became ugly.
The two players meet at the net for the customary handshake at the end of the match. But the grip lasts a couple of seconds more than usual and one of them shoulder-barged the other.
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Andreev’s instigation did the wonder
The other player retaliated by shoving, the two exchanged words, and just as they were raising their hands to strike the umpire jumped down from his seat and separated the two.
The umpire was still struggling to keep the two from having a go at each other when the 19-second clip ended.m Moutet took to social media after the encounter, Mail Online reported, saying the fight was instigated by Andreev and that he would not want to apologise for what happened