2021 gives France the chance to return to the final rounds of the Davis Cup by Rakuten Finals. In 2019, they failed to make it out of the group stage and so missed out on the quarter-finals. But next year’s task won’t be easy. The demanding Group C awaits them, with Great Britain and the Czech Republic also determined to finish top of the group.
- France is one of the countries with the most players in the world top 100. Former world No.6 Gael Monfils is their top player.
- The French team is based on a generation of established and experienced players. Several are in their mid thirties and only Ugo Humbert and Corentin Moutet are under 25.
- In recent Davis Cup appearances, experienced players Monfils, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Benoit Paire and Lucas Pouille have taken the weight of the team, with others including Adrian Mannarino, Richard Gasquet and Gilles Simon also on call to assist. In the doubles, veteran Nicolas Mahut continues to take the reins, with fellow specialist Pierre-Hugues Herbert as a regular partner. The pair recently won the men's doubles title at Roland-Garros, beating Kazakhstan's Alexander Bublik and Andrey Golubev in the final.
- France appointed a new captain in 2019: Sébastien Grosjean, formerly ranked world no. 4. He has represented France in the Davis Cup on 17 occasions, including on the title-winning team in 2001.
- France has won the Davis Cup 10 times, most recently in 2017.