PARIS: Former world quantity 4 Sebastien Grosjean was named as the brand new captain of France’s Davis Cup crew, the nationwide federation introduced on Monday.
The 40-year-old takes the position ceded by Amelie Mauresmo earlier this month after she objected to the competitors’s new format.
Mauresmo, who would have been the primary girls’s captain of France’s males’s tennis crew, was appointed in June to take over from Yannick Noah in 2019, when the Cup can be performed below a brand new single-week format in Madrid.
Noah led France to 3 Davis Cup victories however ended his third spell as captain in November with defeat to Croatia within the ultimate.
“I’m very proud to be named captain of the France Davis Cup crew as a result of I’ve at all times been very hooked up to the occasion,” mentioned Grosjean in an announcement launched by the federation.
As a participant Grosjean received the Davis Cup with France in 2001. He additionally received the Paris Masters and reached three Grand Slam semi-finals.
Grosjean may even be answerable for the France males’s crew heading to the Olympic Video games in Tokyo in 2020.