The room for maneuver was narrow and the captain of the Blues, Sébastien Grosjean, therefore made use of the current means to compose the France group which will play in Hamburg the group stage of the Davis Cup (September 13-18) against Germany. , Australia and Belgium in Group C. Grosjean has retained four players, thus granting himself the possibility of expanding the collective with a fifth element, in view of the results on the American tour and in particular the US Open.
Benjamin Bonzi (48th in the world), Adrian Mannarino (63rd), Arthur Rinderknech (64th) and Nicolas Mahut (21st in doubles) will lead the French team for the time being, which must once again do without Gaël Monfils. Hit again in the right foot and forced to retire in Montreal last week, the 22nd in the world and French No. 1 has since returned to Europe and remains uncertain for the US Open. His new injury therefore inevitably turned the coach’s plans upside down. “I took four players because unfortunately there was the injury of Gaël who was supposed to be in the team. I also want to give the possibility to a fifth player to integrate the team but I want to wait for the different results during the American tour until the US Open”explained Grosjean, who also did not summon Pierre-Hugues Herbert, seriously injured in the knee at the end of June.
Among the other teams announced on Monday, note an absence of mark among the Spaniards, that of Rafael Nadal, who preferred to ignore. The Iberian selection will therefore be led by Carlos Alcaraz, who had missed the 2021 edition due to the Covid.