Moutet’s two favourite poets may be Baudelaire and Rimbaud but when it comes to his tennis education, he probably couldn’t really go far wrong with following another childhood hero Nadal and the artist known as Federer.
He spent time last year in the Rafa Nadal Academy and also trained with Federer in Dubai.
“These were beautiful experiences,” he recalled. “Roger, who welcomed us in Dubai, was really a great help. So it's fantastic to have the support of these players, to have them helping me, and it was great to share, to observe. And these are the best players of all time so it's a fantastic experience.
“I tried to make the best of it, I tried to learn more than what I learn on an everyday basis from my coach.”
Of this 30-something brigade, who still rule the roost, Moutet said: “I'm not in their world. I don't play the same tournaments as they do. So for the time being, they are sources of inspiration. You can only draw from their career, their path, what they show every day. They are examples, different with different qualities. But it's a great inspiration.”
A bit like the progress of the philosopher prince Stefanos Tsitsipas, the ascent of this poet in motion Moutet is going to be fun to behold.