Jérémy Chardy and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will play on Friday alone for France in the Davis Cup final.
Jérémy Chardy and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga were selected by Yannick Noah to play the singles in the Davis Cup final of Friday. Chardy will face Borna Coric on Friday (14:00) and Tsonga will find Marin Cilic in the fall. Lucas Pouille is not part of the final selection. Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut will play double against Mate Pavic and Ivan Dodig on Saturday.
For his last boss, Yannick Noah decided to try a final shot. Jérémy Chardy, the fourth world player, will release the Blues against Corna Coric (No. 12) on Friday in the Davis Cup final. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will then face Marin Cilic. Due to his good results in the competition, despite his difficult season, his status and his captain's reassurance have been renewed at all times, Lucas Pouille (32) has long been expected as a title against the Croatians. Finally, the captain chose another way.
Palois's ease on the inside clay terrain, chosen by Blui for this final, pushed Noah to call him. Chardy was born as a tennis player on this surface. "I learned to play on it"he explained at the beginning of November after his selection. This feature and his beautiful training session at the beginning of the north camp pushed him to replace Pouille, the man who won the title last year against Belgium.
The option to see the Nordman game this weekend remains open. "We have a team of five. There is a chance (unselected player, note) return Sunday »said Cédric Pioline on Wednesday night. But meanwhile, Chardy will come on Friday. And, unlike the other two single options, he has never played a finale at the Davis Cup. Against Coric, the duels are to his advantage: he leads two victories to one (one all over the earth).
Chardy won all three clay games in the Davis Cup. Face Jurgen Melzer and Martin Fischer in 2011 and against Daniel Evans in 2017.
In the other Friday match, the balance is clearly on the Croatian side. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga lost five times seven times when he played Marin Cilic (# 7). Manceau, now the 259th World Player and who has won a single game since February, is also a bet. But the captain was forced to see the bright season of the French. This selection demonstrates that he is convinced that the Australian Open's finalist can win a match on the ground with the best five sets.
For double, and unlike last year, when the choice to align Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Richard Gasquet blew a lot of ink, Noah did it in the classic. Herbert and his friend on the circuit, Nicolas Mahut, defends the blue chances. A small revenge for the second one, taken from the last 2017 at the last moment. He will live this unique moment for the latest formula. This will normally be faced by Mate Pavic and Ivan Dodig. But Marin Cilic remains an option for Saturday.
The Friday program
From 14:00: Jérémy Chardy – Borna Coric, followed by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga – Marin Cilic