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Friday, 29 November, 2002, 15:53 GMT
Gamewatch: Grosjean v Kafelnikov
All the action from Paris as Sebastien Grosjean beats Yevgeny Kafelnikov in the second rubber of the Davis Cup final.

The tie is now level at one match all after Marat Safin's victory over Paul-Henri Mathieu.


Game-by-game updates:

Third set:
Grosjean 7-6 6-3 6-0 Kafelnikov
Grosjean completes the victory with another break. He opens up a 15-40 lead and Kafelnikov dumps a forehand into the net to leave the tie poised at one match all.

Grosjean 7-6 6-3 5-0 Kafelnikov
The Russian looks like he may produce a glimmer of hope when he twice engineers break-points, but Grosjean maintains his concentration to move within a game of the match.

Grosjean 7-6 6-3 4-0 Kafelnikov
Grosjean produces another brilliant pass as he achieves a double break to take a stranglehold on the third set.

Grosjean 7-6 6-3 3-0 Kafelnikov
Grosjean has occasionally been prone to giving away winning positions, and Kafelnikov must now hope the Frenchman cracks if he is to get back into the game.

Grosjean 7-6 6-3 2-0 Kafelnikov
Kafelnikov must now have one eye on Saturday's doubles as he falls a break down in the third set. The Russian tries everything he can, but Grosjean's pace around the court makes it almost impossible for Kafelnikov to find winners. Grosjean sets up break-point with a brilliant drop shot and the Russian then double-faults.

Grosjean 7-6 6-3 1-0 Kafelnikov
Grosjean survives an uncomfortable game as Kafelnikov throws all he has at him in a desperate attempt to turn things around.


Second set:
Grosjean 7-6 6-3 Kafelnikov
Kafelnikov now has a mountain to climb as he is broken again to hand Grosjean the set. Grosjean continues to dominate with the power of his forehand, and Kafelnikov is not producing the quality of tennis which once took him to the top of the world rankings.

Grosjean 7-6 5-3 Kafelnikov
Grosjean asserts his control on the match with an easy hold, and Kafelnikov must now serve to stay in the set.

Grosjean 7-6 4-3 Kafelnikov
Kafelnikov wastes Grosjean's charity as he is broken to love. He produces his first double-fault of the match to fall 0-40 down, and then hits a forehand into the net after Grosjean benefits from a net cord.

Grosjean 7-6 3-3 Kafelnikov
A crazy game from Grosjean, in which he saves two break-points but still hands the break back to his opponent. He puts in two aces, a double fault and three unforced errors as he gives up his advantage.

Grosjean 7-6 3-2 Kafelnikov
The Russian is finding it very hard to rediscover his rhythm, and, after falling 0-40 down, he sees Grosjean rip a forehand past him to seal the break.

Grosjean 7-6 2-2 Kafelnikov
The Frenchman varies his serve and Kafelnikov is finding it hard to put any pressure on his opponent. Despite a double-fault Grosjean holds easily.

Grosjean 7-6 1-2 Kafelnikov
Grosjean carries the momentum through and engineers two break-points with three well-worked points. But Kafelnikov digs deep and forces the errors from his opponent to hold on.

Grosjean 7-6 1-1 Kafelnikov
After a couple of horrendous errors, Grosjean saves a break-point with a sumptuous crosscourt forehand winner. He completes the save with a miraculous winner on his backhand with Kafelnikov waiting to put away the volley.

Grosjean 7-6 0-1 Kafelnikov
The Russian wins a crucial game after letting a 40-0 lead to slip to deuce. Grosjean digs out an amazing forehand passing shot on the way, but Kafelnikov once again comes into the net to claim the game.


First set:
Grosjean 7-6 Kafelnikov
Both players produce their best tennis until Kafelnikov throws in a double fault to fall 2-4 down. He then nets a forehand, and, although he wins back one mini-break with a cool overhead, Grosjean picks off a poor volley with a passing shot to claim the set.

Grosjean 6-6 Kafelnikov
Grosjean overrules a line-call to give his opponent the point as Kafelnikov holds to love.

Grosjean 6-5 Kafelnikov
Grosjean does not let the disappointment of the last game get to him and he holds to love yet again.

Grosjean 5-5 Kafelnikov
Kafelnikov digs himself out of a hole after three sloppy points see him fall 0-40 down. He saves the three set-points and then serves out to level the match.

Grosjean 5-4 Kafelnikov
The Frenchman is just 5 ft 9 in tall, but he makes up for his lack of height with the accuracy of his serve. Once again his serve is in the zone and he holds to love.

Grosjean 4-4 Kafelnikov
Grosjean loses his momentum and hands the game to Kafelnikov with three unforced errors on his forehand side. The forehand is his main weapon, but for once it is letting him down.

Grosjean 4-3 Kafelnikov
The pendulum has swung and Grosjean signals to the crowd to get more involved. His serving is back on track, and he once again serves out with an ace.

Grosjean 3-3 Kafelnikov
The Frenchman hits straight back to level the match. Kafelnikov continues to come into the net, and Grosjean finds a passing shot and forces an error with a forehand to the Russian's feet to force a break.

Grosjean 2-3 Kafelnikov
The Russian steps up a gear and breaks to love with a huge variety of shots. A simple volley, a couple of forehand winners and an audacious drop shot off Grosjean's serve put Kafelnikov in control.

Grosjean 2-2 Kafelnikov
Grosjean makes Kafelnikov's job relatively easy by hitting a couple of unforced errors on his forehand side. The Russian also picks off a Grosjean drop shot and anticipates the passing shot that follows to hit a winning volley.

Grosjean 2-1 Kafelnikov
The little Frenchman drives a forehand down the line after a net cord falls nicely for him, and with his serve in the groove he holds to love.

Grosjean 1-1 Kafelnikov
Kafelnikov levels up with a routine service hold. He misjudges an early approach to let Grosjean hit a clean winner, but then dominates with his serve.

Grosjean 1-0 Kafelnikov
Grosjean starts with a solid service game to settle the nerves, clinching the game with his first ace of the match.


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