Although rumours were running rampant that there would be significant change implemented to the French Davis Cup team following their disappointing Davis Cup final against Switzerland, it appears that Arnaud Clement will remain France’s Davis Cup captain for the foreseeable future.
According to the French Federation of Tennis (FFT), Clement’s contract has been extended for two more years.
“As usual, the players have been consulted beforehand,” the FFT said in a statement
There was no mention of Yannick Noah, who hinted that he would be honoured to coach the French team following their loss. Noah is the last Frenchman to win a Grand Slam title and would have been an interesting choice to lead the team. However, the FFT made their feelings clear when they resigned Clement following his questionable decision at the final.
The FTT also confirmed that British No. 1 Andy Murray’s infamous coach Amelie Mauresmo would be the Fed Cup captain for the next two years.
The French team will begin 2015 with a first round tie against Germany, which takes place between March 6-8.