Sacked Davis Cup captain Clement sues for 1.5 million euros


PARIS, Feb 29, 2016 (BSS/AFP) – France’s former Davis Cup captain Arnaud Clement is suing the French tennis federation (FFT) for 1.5 million euros after he was sacked from the job in September, a legal source told AFP on Sunday.

“Arnaud Clement has initiated proceedings…to resolve his disagreement with the federation,” the source said without elaborating on the details.

Clement had one more year left on his contract when he was dismissed and the FFT proposed a 400,000-euro pay-off.

During his three years in charge, Clement led France to the final in 2014 where they lost to Switzerland and two quarter-finals, in 2013 and 2015.

That last defeat to Great Britain prompted the FFT to dump Clement in favour of former captain Yannick Noah whose first tie in charge will be next weekend when France play Canada in Guadeloupe in the opening round of this year’s Davis Cup.