WATCH: French player kicks off massive tantrum after being refused coffee

Corentin Moutet
Corentin Moutet reacts during a match.

French ATP Tour player Corentin Moutet brought a bizarre plea to the umpire during his clash with Shang Juncheng at the Madrid Open.

Moutet insisted that the umpire have a coffee brought to him on the court during his nearly four-hour clash with Shang.

The Frenchman responded angrily after the umpire informed him that she would not be bringing him a coffee or arranging for one to be brought to the court.

During a break in play, Moutet had approached the chair umpire after noticing there was no coffee awaiting him.

The umpire’s response to his protest only drove him further into a rage as he started to scream and yell on the court.

“It doesn’t matter where we play, we don’t provide coffee. I cannot bring it to you,” the umpire said.

After a long tirade about all the other snacks being served at the Madrid Open, Moutet remarked cynically, “Am I asking for caviar?” to end the tirade.

In the end, the Frenchman was provided coffee, but not by the authorities. The Madrid audience laughed and began applauding when a bystander handed Moutet a cup over the rails.

The umpire could be heard requesting that security remove the supporter a few moments later.

During an Argentina Open qualifier in February, Moutet—who has quickly become one of the most controversial players on the men’s circuit— asked for a one-litre bottle of Pepsi.

This time, the 25-year-old got his wish, although he later declined to get post-match treatment from the Madrid Open physiotherapist in another act of defiance.

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Moutet was disqualified from the Adelaide International in January 2022 for cursing at and disrespecting a chair umpire.

Additionally, the player lost his cool two years earlier at an exhibition hosted by French tennis coach Patrick Mouratoglou, kicking a racket into the bleachers and then striking the wall behind the court and being warned by a chair umpire.

When Stefanos Tsitsipas’ father, Apostolos, spoke during his serve at the same competition, Moutet called him ‘stupid’.

“You’re not allowed to talk. I don’t have any problem with Stefanos, who is a good guy, but his father is stupid and everyone knows it ,” Moutet said, back in 2020 at a press conference.

Moutet has played all his matches in 2024 on clay and sports a 16-10 win-loss record so far this season. His run to the last four at the Chile Open has been his best effort this year, while he also reached the semi-finals of the Naples Challenger.