Tennis News Wire -
Yannick Noah had a massive amount of success as France's Davis and Fed Cup captains, leading two Davis Cup teams to titles in 1991and 1996, and also guiding the Fed Cup squad to the crown in 1997.
But the former French Open champion has no desire to prowl the sides again, telling L'Equipe that even if the players begged him, he would not return. Guy Forget stepped down as captain in April and the Franc Tennis Federation has yet to name a replacement.
"Guy put his whole heart into it," Noah said. "He will be very hard to replace. For 15 years, every time we talked, he mentioned the Davis Cup. I think the choice of the captain is up to one hundred percent to the players. Of course, I guess the FFT is discussing it, but really there ate three players who will decide it.
Noah, who was the last French male player to win Roland Garros in 1983, says that he is disappointed with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga's comment that no Frenchmen can win Roland Garros on red clay.
"It is useless to say, 'This year I will win," Noah said. "However, dreaming of winning, that's fine. The worst thing is not even dreaming of victory. What happens is that the French do not even dream of winning. French players perform better on other surfaces, which is a shame because they do not have the chance to play well at home. "