Noah to stay on as France Davis Cup captain

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Yannick Noah has agreed to stay on as France's Davis Cup captain for 2017.

Under Noah's leadership, France reached the semi-finals of the 2016 Davis Cup before being beaten by Croatia in Zadar.

Noah assumed the role in September 2015 and the French Tennis Federation confirmed in a short statement on its official website that he will continue for another 12 months.

The 56-year-old, the French Open champion in 1983, is in his second spell as captain having led France to glory in the 1991 and 1996 Davis Cups.

France start their 2017 Davis Cup campaign against Japan in Tokyo in February.