There is a very good reason why Nico is not playing the challenger of Quimper this week. He’s selected for the French Davis cup team for the first time in his carreer. Tuesday last week, the selections were made public, and Clément had added Nico for the first time to his team.
The team arrived yesterday in Frankfurt, but the Arena wasn’t ready yet to practice in. In this video, they’re leaving for Frankfurt, arriving in their hotel and doing a fitness session in the gym.
Today was the first day they could practice in the Arena, and there’s a video from the training of Monfils and Simon too. Unfortunately no video yet from Nico, but he practiced for doubles today, with at least Benneteau on court too.
In the first place, Nico was named the fourth man in the team, with Gilles Simon and Gael Monfils and Richard Gasquet being the other ones. Gasquet got injured in Dubai last week, and was out of the selection. Therefore, captain Arnaud Clément added Edouard Roger-Vasselin to the team. Benneteau is still the fifth man, but in the next few days the real selection of 4 men will be made. It’s not 100 percent sure that Nico will be part of the doubles, but with the form how he played in Australia there’s a very good chance to be part of the doublesteam that will play against the Germans this weekend.
Hopefully we’ll be able to give you photos from Frankfurt this weekend, of Nico being part of the french Davis cup team. It’s a very exciting week already!
Allez Nico, bonne chance à Francfort!