Sergi Bruguera will have a busy 2019 season. The Spaniard was confirmed as the Spain's Davis Cup team captain for the final stage that will take place in Madrid from 18 to 24 November. Bruguera will also be Jo-Wilfried Tsonga's coach, as reported by Marca.
The Frenchman came back to compete in September at the Moselle Open for the first time since February as he underwent a knee surgery, and aims to play at the highest level again next year. Bruguera worked with another French player, Richard Gasquet, for more than two years.
Tsonga, currently 259th ranked, is one of the five players chosen by the captain Yannick Noah for the Davis Cup final that will be played this weekend between France and Croatia at the Pierre Mauroy in Lille. Meanwhile, France's Davis Cup team captain Yannick Noah revealed who was the most dominant player he ever faced: '(Bjorn) Borg.
He dominated me on all the aspects. I always lost to him (Noah defeated Borg only at 1982 Monte Carlo out of five matches) and I experienced a complete feeling of powerless. In 1980, at Flushing, I faced him at 4:00 PM. I lost in straight sets (6-3, 6-3, 6-0) and the night itself I was on the plane.
That day, it was 45° C. When he was leading 6-3 4-1, I switched my shirt four times. I do look at him and he was not even sweating.' ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title