By Richard Pagliaro | @Tennis_Now | Sunday, February 11, 2024
When Corentin Moutet felt an out of physique expertise, he pounded Pepsi in a thirst for revival.
In a wild Buenos Aires qualifying match, Moutet feuded with followers, known as for the coach and ordered up a bottle of Pepsi, which was delivered to him.
All of it went down throughout Moutet’s 7-5, 2-6, 2-6 Argentina Open loss to Argentinean Mariano Navone on Saturday.
At one level, Moutet known as for the coach solely to name off the request upon his arrival.
On a sizzling day in Buenos Aires, Moutet felt he wanted a spark.
When the Pepsi was delivered, a smiling Moutet proudly held the bottle aloft to cheers from the followers. Then he cracked open the Pepsi and guzzled it.
— J̷o̷r̷g̷e̷ (@buamdenjorge) February 10, 2024
The soda couldn’t restore the fizz to Moutet’s pictures or add life to his legs.
Reflecting on the match immediately, Moutet mentioned pounding Pepsi, which he mentioned he is given up lately, was his effort to attempt to recharge his physique and recreation.
“Thought I used to be able to compete however my physique left me at 7/5 2/1,” Moutet posted on Twitter/X. “Tried all the things to combat till the top however wasn’t sufficient.
“(Even tried pepsi 😂factor that I didn’t drink since a 12 months perhaps 😂) Nonetheless within the course of to return again 100% It takes time However I follow good so my time will come for positive.”
Thought I used to be able to compete however my physique left me at 7/5 2/1…
Tried all the things to combat till the top however wasn’t sufficient
(Even tried pepsi 😂factor that I didn’t drink since a 12 months perhaps 😂)
Nonetheless within the course of to return again 100%
It takes time
However I follow good so my time will…
— Corentin Moutet (@moutet99) February 10, 2024
Fizzy drinks are Frenchmen’s pals.
Gael Monfils chugged a number of cans of Coca-Cola throughout his 2013 Australian Open match vs. Gilles Simon.
Sliderman was consuming cans of Coke throughout his basic five-set loss to Roger Federer on the 2014 US Open too.
“Typically, I simply desire a Coke,” Monfils mentioned after that match.
Devoted followers will recall a severely jet-lagged Serena Williams ordering an Espresso throughout a changeover in her Hopman Cup match to place some pep in her step.
“I am drained,” a laughing Serena informed opponent Flavia Pennetta after making her Espresso order, which was granted.
Photograph credit score: Julian Finney/Getty