Tennis - Llodra to advise Belgium in Davis Cup

France's Michael Llodra acknowledges the audience during a ceremony held on the occasion of his last professionnal match at the French tennis Open at the end of his first round match at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris on May 27, 2014. AFP PHOTO / PASCAL GUYOT (AFP Photo/Pascal Guyot)

- Belgium have called up Frenchman Michael Llodra to help them prepare for the Davis Cup final against Britain in Ghent later this month. Llodra gave the news himself Thursday at a press conference during the Paris Masters tournament he called to confirm his retirement from playing. "I have been contacted by Belgium to help them for the Davis Cup final," he said. "This is a very exciting challenge when you know how difficult it is to win that title. I would have preferred to do that last year with the French team, but I have a sort of second chance in a way. I will be part of the team having the trophy." Llodra, better known for his doubles play, was part of the French team during last year's Davis Cup run, but he was not selected for the final in Lille which the hosts lost to Switzerland