Captain of the French Fed Cup team since the beginning of the year, Julien Benneteau led his players to the final victory. The former player evoked his emotion after the decisive double won by Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic.
For his first year as captain of Fed Cup, Julien Benneteau could not dream better outcome. It will have had to wait until the decisive double and the victory of Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic for which'French team put his hand on this trophy that escapes the tricolor since 2003 (the blue had won their first Fed Cup in 1997). The French women finally defeatedAustralia, led by world number one Ashleigh Bartyat the end of the suspense (3-2). At the end of this victory, Benneteau could hardly contain his joy and emotion.
"It's a privilege to live this"
" The whole team has been incredibly strong today but also all year long. They gave me a lot of joy. I am very proud of them, a happy man too, because it is a privilege to live this. The strange thing is that the emotions are on the edge stronger on the bench than on the court. At the end, I was very moved, I had almost tears in my eyes, but I took care to show nothing. This success is also that of an incredible staff. Without them, I will not be anything ", said Julien Benneteau in comments reported byWeLoveTennis.