TENNIS: All behind the Blues!


Davis Cup France - Canada

For its first round, France therefore faces Canada. And the French Tennis Federation has chosen to “relocate” the competition to a territory that had never received it before: Guadeloupe! 

A choice that caused a stir, whether among the players (Gaël Monfils criticized this choice before backtracking) or among the new departmental political majority (who denounced the significant cost of the operation in terms of infrastructure for Guadeloupe). Nothing to disturb Yannick Noah, who took the players and staff there two weeks before the match, in order to acclimatize to the temperature of the Antilles.

On paper, the draw had been rather lenient with the Blues: Canada is indeed an adversary within the reach of Tsonga, Monfils, Gasquet, Simon and Edouard Roger-Vasselin. Especially since we know that the Canadian n ° 1 and 13th in the world Milos Raonic has withdrawn from the meeting, victim of an adductor injury. And that Daniel Nestor, one of the best players in the world in doubles, will not defend the colors of his country either for "family reasons".

Regarding the schedules for France - Canada, the two Friday singles will run from 11 a.m. local time (i.e. 16 p.m. metropolitan time). On Saturday, the double will be played from 14 p.m. local time (19 p.m. metropolitan time). Finally, on Sunday, the last two singles will take place from 11 a.m. local time (16 p.m. metropolitan time)._AF

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