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Grosjean Named France Captain

Grosjean Named France Captain

Former world number four Sebastien Grosjean has been confirmed as France’s new Davis Cup captain for the next two seasons.

The 40-year-old has been named as the permanent successor to Yannick Noah, who vacated the position earlier this year and he takes over a team that has reached the final of the Davis Cup in each of the last two years – claiming overall glory in 2017 before losing the 2018 final to Croatia.

Grosjean certainly has a great affinity with the Davis Cup, as he was part of the French team that won the event in 2001, while he also enjoyed success on the ATP Tour as a player, as he reached the semi-finals of a Grand Slam event on four occasions, including twice at Wimbledon in 2003 and 2004.

However, Grosjean was not the first choice to succeed Noah, as former world number one Amelie Mauresmo was initially selected and would have been the first female to take up the position, but she has decided to instead coach compatriot Lucas Pouille.

Grosjean does not appear concerned about being second choice, however, as he is looking forward to continuing his great affinity with the Davis Cup.

“It’s a great pride to be named captain because I’ve always been very attached to this event,” Grosjean was quoted as saying by the BBC. “I am going to work now to take up this magnificent challenge.”

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