All week at Doha's Qatar Open, 20-year-old French lefty Corentin Moutet has been proving himself to be among the most talented young upstarts on tour. He racked up six straight wins counting qualifying, including wins over Milos Raonic, Fernando Verdasco and top seed Stan Wawrinka—on the back of a game defined by skill shots and variety.
"I was doing more drop shots before, like so much, like three per game all the time," Moutet said. "I had to find some other way to win matches. I am trying to do less and less, but sometimes it's just me."
But it turns out his talents run deeper than tennis. Here Moutet is in 2017 playing Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" on piano:
"The clubhouse musician," Felix Auger-Aliassime commented in French at the time.
And here Moutet is performing Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On":
Et une bonne année à vous ???? pic.twitter.com/PmzyXQJlzz— Corentin Moutet (@moutet99) January 1, 2018
In addition to multiple talents, Moutet brings some championship-match experience to the table, having won five ITF and four ATP Challenger titles.
Contending for his first ATP crown, in Doha on Saturday, the world No. 81 lost to No. 2 seed Andrey Rublev, 6-2, 7-6 (3).