Tu es sérieuse, Marine ?
They talked about it in Carrément Tennis this morning. Dominguez replied to Grosjean in Aujourd'hui Sport. I don't remember everything, Xavier aide-moi, but basically he said that the FFT players have to give back a certain percent of their prize money to the federation, used to build more centers and help youngsters AND pay for the top players coaches if they ask for it, even if the coach isn't part of the FFT (in that case he's not even French). (So they also fully pay for Tsonga and Simon's coaches ? They don't give any more than 10% of their prize money ?) It seems he was also asked why Gasquet didn't have the same treatment as Monfils, and he replied that Gasquet never asked for any help from their part.
One of the journalists then said that it was obvious Gasquet wasn't going to ask them for help since Lagardère is paying for everything already. Another said that the FFT has been flirting with Monfils for the last few years because they once discovered they didn't have any top players with them since they were all at Lagardère's (Tsonga and Simon weren't big at all at the time.) So that's why they're so nice with him, they don't want to lose another big name. Another that it was completely scandalous that Monfils got his coach paid by the FFT when he earns so much already and has his private structure, the FFT should have never accepted such conditions, they were just paying for him to be there in DC and in the Olympics, etc, etc.
I don't really have a personal opinion on that matter. I suppose Monfils' agent is doing his best to keep the finances of his client as high as possible and Gaël probably doesn't have much to do with that. Anyway tout ça c'est bonnet blanc et blanc bonnet, et on n'est pas pr
êt de sortir de la guéguerre Lagardère/FFT.