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 the country with the most players in the world top 100 - no fewer than 121! Gael Monfils (ranked no. 11) is their top player.
  • The French team is based on a generation of established and experienced players. Seven of them are over 30 years old and only two are under 25: Ugo Humbert (aged 21 and world number 38) and Corentin Moutet (20 years old and ranked 73).
  • In recent Davis Cup appearances, players of the stature of Gael Monfils, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Benoit Paire and Lucas Pouille have taken the weight of the team, with others such as Adrian Mannarino, Richard Gasquet and Gilles Simon also on call to assist. In the doubles, veteran Nicolas Mahut (ranked doubles world no. 4) continues to take the reins, with fellow specialist Pierre-Hugues Herbert as a regular partner.
  • 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.

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Gael Monfils

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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

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Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut

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Sébastien Grosjean