Benoit Paire, the world No. 47, has stated his desire to play in the Davis Cup Finals for France. Paire was not initially selected for the Davis Cup Finals, but a spot became available after Ugo Humbert withdrew.

Paire did admit, however, that the decision to replace Humbert will be made completely by France Davis Cup captain Sebastian Grosjean.

“Of course I want to go to the Davis Cup. I didn’t say I didn’t want to go.

“This is one of my goals. I am not the only one to decide, it is not me who decides on the selection,” Paire said as per reports on We Love Tennis.

“I’m not the only one who wants to play. There are other players who can be part of this team.

“I think I have the level, the experience, the qualities that make me eligible for selection. But it’s not me who decides, but Sebastien.”

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Benoit Paire source: canberratimes.com

Paire and Monfils were left out of the Davis Cup team

Many people were surprised by Grosjean’s decision to leave Gael Monfils out of the Davis Cup Finals.

“Sebastien Grosjean and I had discussions about this, and he wanted me to recover. If there is a playoff in February, I’ll be there.

“I’ll be selected. I think that Sebastien has made his decision. We have had a lot of discussions, as he told you certainly.

“He’s the captain. He decided to let me recover, blow off some steam,” Monfils explained. 

Meanwhile, Ugo Humbert was dissatisfied with his forced absence from the Davis Cup Finals.

“At this point it’s beter to take care of myself, to look forward to a great 2022 season, which is why I took the very hard decision to and my 2021 season,” Humbert announced last week.

“It’s frustrating to retire from Bercy and the Davis Cup Finals this year, the kind of events I’m waiting for and I love the most. I wish all the best and a lot of success to all the French team.”

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