Paris - France Davis Cup captain Yannick Noah has left Gael
Monfils out of his squad to play against Japan in the first round of the Davis
Noah is reproaching the country's top player for a perceived
lack of investment, hinting that Monfils is giving priority to his personal
Noah's decision is the latest development in the shaky
relationship between the former French Open champion and Monfils. In September,
Noah criticized Monfils for pulling out at the last minute from France's semi-final
series against Croatia.
Noah says Monfils "needs to prove he is really
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has been granted leave to stay with his
wife, who is expecting their first child. The French team will be made up of
Richard Gasquet, Gilles Simon, Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert.