Quentin Moynet was presented with the 2023 Tom Perrotta Prize at the US Open last week.
Moynet, who writes for French sports paper L’Equipe, could not be in New York for the presentation in person but joined the presentation via Zoom from home in France.
The Tom Perrotta Prize is awarded to someone aged 35 or under for excellence in journalism and includes a $2000 cash prize. The award is named in honour of the American journalist, Tom Perrotta, who sadly passed away at the age of 44.
Quentin’s entry was chosen by a panel of judges, who loved the empathy and delicate touch he showed in interviews with Caroline Garcia and Lucas Pouille, two pieces which explored their battles with mental health.
“I’m really sorry I can’t be in New York right now,” Moynet said. “I want to thank the jury for their votes and most of all, Tom’s family. I didn’t really have the chance to really know Tom before he sadly passed away but I have only heard great things about him as a journalist and also a man, so I feel really proud to win a prize that bears his name.
“I also have to thank Lucas Poiller and Caroline Garcia for their trust. They trusted me enough to open up about their mental health issues, which we all know is a big issue in sport but especially in tennis.”