“A fabulous mentality”, Laurent Luyat lets loose on Rafael Nadal

Laurent Luyat, the big slip-up on the air

Present as usual on the terrace of the Philippe-Chatrier court, Laurent Luyat was recently trapped by the resumption of live broadcasts.

Laurent Luyat is on familiar ground on the terrace of Court Philippe-Chatrier. The France Télévisions journalist has in fact officiated at the presentation of Roland-Garros for more than two decades. The native of Grenoble nevertheless committed a blunder worthy of a novice, Friday during the match of 3e round between the Italian Jannick Sinner and the Russian Pavel Kotov.

While Nelson Monfort had just finished the interview with the world number 2, Laurent Luyat thought he was off the air, not noticing that the live broadcast had switched to the set. “ It’s true but it really pissed me off.” he blurted out, obviously aimed at the management. No doubt warned in his headset, he remained speechless for a brief moment before apologizing for his mistake.

Laurent Luyat mocked by Patrick Mouratoglou

“Ah sorry, there it is, it’s live”, he said before turning to Patrick Mouratoglou, one of the France Télévisions consultants during Roland-Garros. “Does that make you laugh, Patrick? “, he asked him while Serena Williams’ former trainer was struggling to continue. “No, I look at your efficiency”, replied the technician.

And Patrick Mouratoglou was not the only one to make fun of the star presenter of France Télévisions. “Here too, we are very admiring of your broadcast coverage”, can we hear while Laurent Luyat tried to justify himself by explaining that he was not warned of the change on the set.

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