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  Saturday, 30 November, 2002, 15:15 GMT
France take Davis Cup lead
Fabrice Santoro and Nicolas Escude (Fra) bt Marat Safin and Yevgeny Kafelnikov (Rus) 6-3 3-6 5-7 6-3 6-4

Fabrice Santoro plays a volley during the first set
Spurred on by a partisan Paris crowd, the French pair break Kafelnikov's serve and claim the first set 6-3

Yevgeny Kafelnikov and Marat Safin reach for the same ball
The Russian underdogs fight back to level in the second set with Marat Safin in outstanding form

Nicolas Escude and Fabrice Santoro have some strong words for each other
Things get heated in the French camp as Safin and Kafelnikov begin to stamp their authority on the match

Marat Safin and Yevgeny Kafelnikov stick together during the Davis Cup final
A crucial break at 5-5 hands the Russian duo the upper hand as they clinch the third set to take a 2-1 lead

Nicolas Escude and Fabrice Santoro of France discuss tactics
The French show resilience - the match goes to a fifth set when Kafelnikov and Safin are finally broken

Santoro and Escude take the game to their opponents
Santoro is inspired and one break is again enough as the French wrap up an epic comeback


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