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31 January 2013

Clement following in Forget's footsteps

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  • Clive White

ROUEN, FRANCE: Arnaud Clement talks about what it means to follow in the footsteps of former French captain Guy Forget under whom he played 18 Davis Cup ties. The 35-year-old makes his debut as captain at home to Israel this weekend.

French No. 1 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga also looks ahead to the tie, while Israel captain Eyal Ran and teammates Dudi Sela and Amir Weintraub talk about the challenge facing the visitors over the next three days.

Captain Arnaud Clement (FRA) - 31/01/2013

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) - 31/01/2013

Dudi Sela (ISR) - 31/01/2013

Captain Eyal Ran (ISR) - 31/01/2013

Amir Weintraub (ISR) - 13/01/2013

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    Clive White

    Clive started writing about sport at the 1966 World Cup final, since when, he says, it’s been all downhill... for England if not necessarily himself. He joined The Times at 21 before moving to the Sunday Telegraph where he provided worldwide coverage of tennis and football. As ghost writer to John McEnroe for six years, Clive learned that sport, far from being a matter of life and death, was, in fact, much more serious than that.



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