French Tennis Players Prepare for Davis Cup Match Against Switzerland With Confidence

Ugo Humbert, on the eve of the Davis Cup match between France and Switzerland on Tuesday: “It’s always a special feeling to play for your country. In Australia, I didn’t play so badly, it gave me confidence to start in Hungary. I loved playing there. And I did my best on the court to try to win my point (he had carried the French team by easily winning his two singles). I managed to ride on this confidence, on this level of play. I played really well. I’m having a good season and I arrive here with a lot of confidence. I was impatiently waiting to be able to play this qualifying phase. »

Adrian Mannarino: “I arrived with quite a few victories this summer, I feel good at the moment, it doesn’t put more pressure on me. It’s a format where all the matches are important, me, no more than anyone else. We obviously want to do well for the team, I’m happy to arrive with good feelings and to be ready to help the team if necessary. »

Sébastien Grosjean: “The sensations are quite good. It’s a fairly fast court compared to what is also done on the circuit. The guys hit it well and are ready to start tomorrow (Tuesday). We expect a complicated match against Switzerland. They love this competition, they won it (in 2015). The matches promise to be hotly contested. They have a leader, Stan (Wawrinka), who is very motivated. We expect a complicated meeting. But we are ready to take on the challenge. »

“We haven’t trained together a lot. But the marks come back very quickly”

Édouard Roger-Vasselin, about his association with Nicolas Mahut

Arthur Fils: “It’s a source of pride (to have been called up). Of course, ever since we were little, we wanted to play for our country. I watched a lot of matches on TV, I supported France quite a bit. I am very happy to wear this number 93 and I will help the team as best I can throughout this week. »

Édouard Roger-Vasselin: “I am very proud to wear this jersey, to follow in the footsteps of my father (Christophe, who played four Davis Cup matches in 1980 and 1981). With Nico (Mahut), we have played together often in recent years, so we know each other by heart. We haven’t trained together a lot. But the marks come back very quickly. We know each other by heart so there is no problem about that. We are ready to play if the captain selects us. »

Arthur Fils, Ugo Humbert, Adrian Mannarino, Sébastien Grosjean, Édouard Roger-Vasselin and Nicolas Mahut. (P. Lahalle/The Team)

Nicolas Mahut: “(Since his return from New York where he reached the semi-finals of the US Open in doubles) It was fast! I took a lot of care, recovered well, slept well. (With Roger-Vasselin), we trained yesterday (Sunday) and today (Monday), we try to optimize every minute we have on the field. We have played a lot of matches together, we know each other very well. And then, it’s the magic of the Davis Cup. If we have to go back to 1-1, we know it will be an important match. The first group match will be important whatever happens for the match average. We are ready to have a great match. »

2023-09-11 15:21:01
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