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21 June 2011

Davis Cup Idols: Yannick Noah

Davis Cup Idols

Yannick Noah looks back on his illustrious Davis Cup career for France, highlighted by two triumphs as the team’s captain in 1991 and 1996.

This is the latest interview in the ITF’s Davis Cup Idols video series, which features the game’s all-time greats talking about their experiences and memories of the competition.

Noah made his Davis Cup debut as a player in 1978 and was a key member of the French side that reached the Final in 1982.

He finished with an impressive 39-22 win-loss record from 22 ties, but went on to achieve more success as a captain in the years to come, twice leading France to glory during two separate spells in charge of the team.

“I guess I was a better Davis Cup captain than Davis Cup player,” said Noah. “I had some great times as a Davis Cup captain. It’s so great to be part of this kind of story.

"We won our first Davis Cup in 1991. I was a young captain and we were just friends, and as friends we won it for France and we were so proud of it.”

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