Corentin Moutet has been kicked out by the French Tennis Federation due to his on-court behaviour in recent weeks.
According to news agency AFP, the player is set to lose the financial aid and coach provided by the national federation.
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“Corentin Moutet’s behavior on the court does not correspond to the values that the FFT wants to convey,” the federation stated.
“We cannot condone this type of behavior. We ask our players and our coaches for an exemplary attitude.”
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The decision comes almost a month after Moutet was involved in a bust-up with Adrian Andreev at the Open d’Orleans, an ATP Challenger event, in France.
After the 21-year-old beat Moutet in Orleans, the two were seen arguing and shoving each other during the handshake at the net.
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The umpire had to come down and separate the pair.
Moutet then took to Instagram after the scrap to accuse Andreev of threatening him. “I don’t want to apologise for what came late in the game,” he said.
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The World No 64 has often courted controversy. At the start of the year, he notably disqualified in Adelaide (Australia) for speaking disrespectfully to the referee.
In Naples in October, he violently threw his racket before stopping his match, considering the court too slippery.
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Moutet, who trains at the National Training Center (CNE), may lose the services of his coach Laurent Raymond.
This is unless he takes full responsibility for the remuneration, part of which was previously paid by the FFT, of the coach.
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The ban, however, didn’t seem to have any immediate impact on the Frenchman.
Moutet qualified for the Paris Masters and defeated 12th seed Cameron Norrie 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 in the round of 32. He will take on Stefanos Tsitsipas next.
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