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Doubles win keeps French hopes alive in Davis Cup final

Suddenly realizing he was listening to France's national anthem for maybe the last time in his Davis Cup captain role, Yannick Noah could not hold back tears.

Standing next to his players during "La Marseille," Noah was emotional before Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert took on Croatia's Ivan Dodig and Mate Pavic in the doubles of the final on Saturday.

"It's the first time it happens to me. I told myself it's perhaps the last time I'm singing it," said Noah, who will be replaced at the helm of the team by Amelie Mauresmo after this weekend.

The former French Open winner will have another occasion to sing and cry on Sunday after Mahut and...