Tennis – Davis Cup: Sebastien Grosjean Named France Captain

Sebastien Grosjean

The French Tennis Federation announced that the previous world number four Sebastien Grosjean has been named France Davis Cup skipper for the following two seasons.

Grosjean, who was a part of the French team who won the Davis Cup title in 2001, supplanted Yannick Noah after the French alliance’s underlying decision Amelie Mauresmo picked not to take up the job.

Previous world number one Mauresmo, who might have turned into the principal skipper the group, chose to work with French player Lucas Pouille.

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France tennis boss Bernard Giudicelli said the group would be more grounded than any time in recent memory with Grosjean’s arrangement.

Grosjean, a four-times Grand Slam semi-finalist and victor of four ATP titles, has been a coach of comrade Richard Gasquet and Australia’s Nick Kyrgios since his retirement in 2010.

France were beaten by Croatia in a month ago’s Davis Cup last in Lille.

As sprinters up, they would not play in the February qualifying round of the competition, which has been patched up.

The conventional World Group arrangement will be supplanted by a 18-country finals week to be held in Madrid in November.

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