France Davis Cup Captain Reveals Real Reason for Excluding Gael Monfils From the Team

Published 10/26/2021, 9:00 AM EDT
Aug 12, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Gael Monfils of France returns a ball to Frances Tiafoe of the United States (not pictured) at Aviva Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports


The Davis Cup Finals 2021 are just a month away and teams have already started announcing the squads for the upcoming tournament. Unfortunately, World No.21 Gael Monfils has failed to be a part of Team France this year.

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It is quite shocking for French fans since Gael Monfils is one of the finest tennis players that France has ever produced. However, since Team France has announced all of their five members now, it is unlikely that Monfils will compete at the Davis Cup Finals this year.

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Team France’s Davis Cup captain reveals his conversation with Gael Monfils

In a recent interview with Tennisactu, Team France’s Davis Cup captain and former World No.4, Sebastien Grosjean opened up about his recent conversation with Monfils. He stated that the French player understands his choice and that he still has some really great relations with him.

Aug 12, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Gael Monfils of France returns a ball to Frances Tiafoe of the United States (not pictured) at Aviva Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

“I spoke with Gael, he understands my choice. It’s my choice… It (including Monfils in the team) can be a possibility. We can change names. There are very good relations with Gael, no worries at this level,” said Grosjean in the interview. (Translated via Google Translate)

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Who are the five members of Team France at the Davis Cup Finals 2021?

Team France has announced all its five members that will be participating at the Davis Cup Finals 2021. They are Ugo Humbert, Pierre-Hugues Humbert, Richard Gasquet, Arthur Rinderknech, and Nicolas Mahut.

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Fans are quite exhilarated for the Davis Cup Finals 2021. The tournament will begin on November 22 and will extend till November 28. Team Spain and Canada will begin as the top two-seeded teams at the tournament.

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It will be intriguing to see if Sebastien Grosjean makes any changes in his squad now. Will Team France be able to win the Davis Cup Finals this year?

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Anshul Singh

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Anshul Singh is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 1000 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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