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“Thirty years after the Davis Cup victory in Lyon, people are still talking to me about it”

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MAINTENANCE – The former tennis player and director of Roland-Garros looks back on the victorious doubles match alongside Henri Leconte against the Americans in 1991. A historic sporting feat.

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Guy FORGET. – There is the tension, the deafening din and silence. At this point, I have doubts: I serve on the body, I serve-volley, I try the ace? And I remembered Yannick Noah who after beating Mats Wilander at Roland Garros said: “My best shot is the serve, I’ll serve on Wilander’s worst shot, his forehand.” I looked at Yannick, he clenched his fists. My choice was hers in 1983. There is a very strong connection with Yannick, she goes well beyond this Davis Cup match. It is his sentence, pronounced in 1983, that inspires me. My best shot was the serve, I serve on the backhand of Sampras. It gives me a cut back along the line, I thought to myself: “This ball floats a bit, if I don’t hit it hard on the fly, I’m going to regret it all my life.” She’ll go where she goes, but I have to hit hard. It happens in slow motion. It is

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