It seems to be a dawn of a new era for France’s Cup as they announced a change in their captaincy.
The French Tennis Federation has assigned Yannic Noah as France’s Fed Cup captain for the next year.
Noah takes over from Amelie Mauresmo, who had captained the Fed Cup team since 2013, achieving many remarkable feats; winning six out of nine fed cup ties. Mauresmo had also led her team to this year’s final, but was kicked out after an intense game with Czech Republic, that resulted in a 3-2 loss.
Mauresmo holds an impressive personal portfolio, being a former world No.1, and having two Grand Slam titles to her name.
Mauresmo who revealed that she is expecting her second child had stepped down from being captain of the France’s Fed Cup. Following her resignation, Noah will now take on the responsibility of France’s Fed Cup.
Noah, who looks to be at the top of his career, will now receive the baton from Mauresmo, as he leads the France’s Fed Cup starting next year. This latest development gives Noah a double duty, as he is already the captain of France’s Davis Cup.
Noah, who is most famous for winning the French open in 1983, has enjoyed a successful captaincy of the France’s Davis cup team for over a decade, winning a total of 23 singles titles and 16 double as a professional tennis player. He reached the pinnacle of his playing carrier when he won the singles ranking of the world No.3, and a world No.1 doubles ranking in 1986.
His first assignment as the new captain of France’s Fed Cup will be against Switzerland in Geneva in January. Noah has earlier this year led France to the Davis cup semifinals, unfortunately losing to Croatia.