Team France’s depth and expertise immediately marked them among the frontrunners for victory in the ATP Cup.
Gayle Monfils, Benoit Pyre, Lucas Pouill, Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Weslin are seen drawing France from Group A in Brisbane, where they will take on Serbia, South Africa, and Chile. All players have expertise in team competitions and also get a chance to represent their nation.
“I performed all the groups because I was 14 in France. I performed 14, below-14, and below-1. Mentionally, French teams are very important,” explained Mahut.
“If you play tennis, you are mainly alone on the court or discussing good and bad moments with your coach. After the year, you want to achieve the same objective by teaming up with your peers. This is what I like in group games. “
There is no weak link in the lineup. France is the only group with three players within the very good 25 of the ATP rankings.
Teams with 25 singles players
Montreal returned to a very good 10 in the last month, including the ATP Tour title in Rotterdam (D. Wawrinka) and the semi-finals at the ATP Masters 1000 event in Montreal.
Pare re-entered the very best 25 behind touring level implants in Marrakech (D. Andujar) and Lyon (D. Augir-Aliasime). Poyle captured his first Grand Slam semi-final at the Australian Open and reached the quarter-finals in the 1000 Experts event in Cincinnati.
The trio practice regularly and spend some time together during the championship, developing a strong bond within the years that is only going to deepen throughout the occasion.
“I enjoy being good on a staff. It is possible to feel stressed when you are playing for your country, so I am quite happy to play in the ATP Cup. Monfils is older than Poyle, and I am younger than me, but I understand them well, and we are great friends. It would be attractive to the same team. “