France Davis Cup team

The France men's national tennis team (French: Équipe de France de Coupe Davis) represents France in Davis Cup tennis competition, and is governed by the Fédération Française de Tennis. France competed in their first Davis Cup in 1904.
France is the third most successful nation, with ten wins. Their most recent title came in 2017 (World Champion team).

France
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CaptainSébastien Grosjean
ITF ranking2 Decrease 1 (6 December 2021)
ColorsBlue & White
First year1904
Years played102
Ties played (W–L)263 (172–91)
Years in
World Group
39 (61–34)
Davis Cup titles10 (1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2017)
Runners-up9 (1925, 1926, 1933, 1982, 1999, 2002, 2010, 2014, 2018)
Most total winsPierre Darmon (47–21)
Most singles winsPierre Darmon (44–17)
Most doubles winsJacques Brugnon (22–9)
Best doubles teamHenri Leconte &
Guy Forget (11–0)
Most ties playedFrançois Jauffret (35)
Most years playedJean Borotra (17)
Monument to French Davis Cup successes at Stade Roland Garros.

In 2018 France will compete in the World Group for the 36th time out of 38 years, which ranks them fifth in this category.

Media coverageEdit

France's Davis Cup matches are currently televised by France Télévisions.

Current team (2018)Edit

CaptainsEdit

ResultsEdit

2000–2009Edit

2010–2019Edit

Year Competition Date Location Opponent Score Result
2010 World Group, 1st Round 5–7 March Toulon, France   Germany 4–1 Won
World Group, Quarterfinals 9–11 July Clermont-Ferrand, France   Spain 5–0 Won
World Group, Semifinals 17–19 September Lyon, France   Argentina 5–0 Won
World Group, Final 3–5 December Belgrade, Serbia   Serbia 2–3 Runner-up
2011 World Group, 1st Round 4–6 March Vienna, Austria   Austria 3–2 Won
World Group, Quarterfinals 8–10 July Stuttgart, Germany   Germany 4–1 Won
World Group, Semifinals 16–18 September Córdoba, Spain   Spain 1–4 Lost
2012 World Group, 1st Round 10–12 February Vancouver, Canada   Canada 4–1 Won
World Group, Quarterfinals 6–8 April Roquebrune, France   United States 2–3 Lost
2013 World Group, 1st Round 1–3 February Rouen, France   Israel 5–0 Won
World Group, Quarterfinals 5–7 April Buenos Aires, Argentina   Argentina 2–3 Lost
2014 World Group, 1st Round 31 January–2 February Mouilleron-le-Captif, France   Australia 5–0 Won
World Group, Quarterfinals 5–7 April Nancy, France   Germany 3–2 Won
World Group, Semifinals 12–14 September Paris, France   Czech Republic 4–1 Won
World Group, Final 21–23 November Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France   Switzerland 1–3 Runner-up
2015 World Group, 1st Round 6–8 March Frankfurt, Germany   Germany 3–2 Won
World Group, Quarterfinals 17–19 July London, Great Britain   Great Britain 1–3 Lost
2016 World Group, 1st Round 4–6 March Baie-Mahault, France   Canada 5–0 Won
World Group, Quarterfinals 15–17 July Třinec, Czech Republic   Czech Republic 3–1 Won
World Group, Semifinals 16–18 September Zadar, Croatia   Croatia 2–3 Lost
2017 World Group, 1st Round 3–5 February Tokyo, Japan   Japan 4–1 Won
World Group, Quarterfinals 7–9 April Rouen, France   Great Britain 4–1 Won
World Group, Semifinals 15–17 September Lille, France   Serbia 3–1 Won
World Group, Final 24–26 November Lille, France   Belgium 3–2 Champion
2018 World Group, 1st Round 2–4 February Albertville, France   Netherlands 3–1 Won
World Group, Quarterfinals 6–8 April Genoa, Italy   Italy 3–1 Won
World Group, Semifinals 14–16 September Lille, France   Spain 3–2 Won
World Group, Final 23–25 November Lille, France   Croatia 1–3 Runner-up

Individual and team recordsEdit

As of 29 October 2022[1]
Record Details Report
Youngest player 17 years, 211 days Daniel Contet versus Brazil on 3 June 1961 [2]
Oldest player 48 years, 305 days Jean Borotra versus Czechoslovakia on 15 June 1947 [3]
Longest rubber duration 5 hours, 49 minutes Arnaud Clement defeated Marc Rosset (SUI) on 6 April 2001 [4]
Longest tie duration 21 hours, 2 minutes France defeated Switzerland on 6–8 April 2001 [4]
Longest tie-break 24 points (13–11) Sebastian Grosjean lost to Marat Safin (RUS) on 1 December 2002 [5]
Longest final set 28 games (15–13) Arnaud Clement defeated Marc Rosset (SUI) on 6 April 2001 [4]
Most games in a set 32 (17–15) Yannick Noah defeated Francisco Gonzalez (PAR) on 10 March 1985 [6]
Most games in a rubber 82 Yannick Noah lost to Victor Pecci (PAR) on 8 March 1985 [6]
Most games in a tie 281 France lost 2–3 to Paraguay on 8–10 March 1985 [6]
Most decisive victory (best of 5 rubbers) 15 sets (15–0; 91–23) France defeated Monaco on 31 May – 1 June 1947 [7]
Most decisive victory (best of 3 rubbers) 3 sets (5–2; 38–32) France defeated Belgium on 17 September 2022 [8]
Longest winning run 11 ties From 14 May 1927 (1927 Europe 2nd Round) to 31 July 1932 (1932 Challenge Round Final) [9][10]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Team Stats FRA". daviscup.com. Retrieved 29 October 2022.
  2. ^ "1961 Europe Zone Round 2, France vs. Brazil". daviscup.com. Retrieved 29 October 2022.
  3. ^ "1947 Europe Zone Semifinal, Czechoslovakia vs. France". daviscup.com. Retrieved 29 October 2022.
  4. ^ a b c "2001 World Group Quarterfinals, Switzerland vs. France". daviscup.com. Retrieved 29 October 2022.
  5. ^ "2002 Davis Cup Final, France vs. Russia". daviscup.com. Retrieved 29 October 2022.
  6. ^ a b c "1985 World Group First Round, Paraguay vs. France". daviscup.com. Retrieved 29 October 2022.
  7. ^ "1947 Europe Zone Quarterfinal, France vs. Monaco". daviscup.com. Retrieved 29 October 2022.
  8. ^ "2022 Finals Group C, France vs. Belgium". daviscup.com. Retrieved 29 October 2022.
  9. ^ "1927 Europe Zone Second Round, France vs. Romania". daviscup.com. Retrieved 29 October 2022.
  10. ^ "1932 Challenge Round Final, France vs. USA". daviscup.com. Retrieved 29 October 2022.

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