Gael Monfils was asked how he felt about not being selected for the Davis Cup Finals by French reporters.
Monfils is in good form and is now the top-ranked French tennis player, however he was not selected for the Davis Cup Finals by France Davis squad captain Sebastian Grosjean.
“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.
New place open for Monfils
Ugo Humbert, who was chosen for the Davis Cup Finals, announced his retirement last week.
“Last few months were demanding, I unfortunately didn’t succeed to come back on Tour despite all my determination and effort,” Humbert said in a statement posted on his Twitter account.
“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.
“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!
“I would like to thanks my whole team: my coaches, my family, loved ones and sponsors fpr this season and their daily support.
“There will be better days, looking forward to seeing you in 2022, Ugo.”
Monfils was unconcerned when asked if Humbert’s retirement freed up a position in the Davis Cup Finals for him.
“I already answered. We’re here to talk about the Paris Masters,” Monfils said.