The first time Yannick Noah captained France to Davis Cup glory he was still young enough to be playing, his son – the New York Knicks basketball player Joakim – was just six, and the Euro was still seven years away from replacing the Franc.

Twenty six years later, after two decades of success as a singer, Noah has returned to tennis and the Davis Cup captain’s chair to repeat the magic of 1991 and 1996.

In ’91 it was a case of inspiring Henri Leconte to rise from his hospital bed after back surgery and Guy Forget to overcome big match fears to reach his potential. Both players defeated a 20-year-old Pete Sampras, and the United States of America, in the final.

Source: Telegraph