“This Davis Cup is a total fiasco”

DECRYPTION – The president of the French Federation has not digested the radical reform of the mythical competition.

Due to confinement imposed on the entire Austrian population, the French Davis Cup team, which faces this week in Innsbruck in the group stage of the final phase, the Czech Republic, this Thursday, and Great Britain, this Saturday, will evolve behind closed doors. «Regrettable», according to the French captain, Sébastien Grosjean. With a little bad spirit, we could say that, in any case, there would not have been many people in the stands to see the Blues against the Czechs, confinement or not. Barely forty French supporters would have made the trip …

If he recognizes that France of tennis, alone, could not have prevented the reform, Gilles Moretton, the new president of the federation, believes that the FFT should have opposed it, three years ago, at the time of the vote: I was outraged by the way it turned out he confides to Figaro. We, the leaders (Moretton was at the time president of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes League, editor’s note),we were made to vote

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