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Old 06-22-2012, 01:19 PM   #1
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http://www.interactive-one.fr/sport/...e-coupe-davis/

I'm so happy for him
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:25 PM   #2
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Oh my gosh, he won the captain position!!!!

This is awesome for him and French tennis!
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:53 PM   #3
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Clément was chosen by the players and the federation will certainly confirm this afternoon (edit : confirmed)

Looked as the best choice for many ones, the most likely one for even more ones.

May have had a role the acceleration of his retirement.

And in case of injury he could play the doubles next year (I think it's allowed that the captain plays beside the 4 players)

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Best choice for the French Team. Arnaud will bring his love of this competition and his skills. Good luck to the new captain !
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Default Re: Clement still here, now Davis Cup captain of France!

That's a shame, I would've liked to see cup winner Escude take the reins for a while. And he could probably use the money more than Arnaud considering his injury-blighted career, and the fact that his career earnings were half Clement's.

It will be interesting to witness Clement's selection policy regarding Monfils in light of their falling out in 2008. The FFT will have been assured that no bitterness remains, but it'll be difficult to prove bias when you've got a team as strong as the French.
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It will be interesting to witness Clement's selection policy regarding Monfils in light of their falling out in 2008.
what was it about ?
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what was it about ?
Federation politics I think, but can't remember exactly -maybe it was something to do with the Beijing Olympics places. It was a rumour floating around before their RG match in 2008, and their unfriendly handshake confirmed it for me.
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That's a shame, I would've liked to see cup winner Escude take the reins for a while. And he could probably use the money more than Arnaud considering his injury-blighted career, and the fact that his career earnings were half Clement's.

It will be interesting to witness Clement's selection policy regarding Monfils in light of their falling out in 2008. The FFT will have been assured that no bitterness remains, but it'll be difficult to prove bias when you've got a team as strong as the French.
You don't select Davis Captains out of charity. If Escude needs money, there are other ways he can earn it. The thing with Monfils is water under the bridge and I'm sure Clement is only interested in fielding the best team he can.

Clement is a great choice for captain so I'm glad he got the position.
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Best of luck, Clement!
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