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Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Kafelnikov (Russian: Евгений Александрович Кафельников) (yehv-GYEH-nee kah-FYELL-nee-koff) (born February 18, 1974), former number-one tennis player from Russia, was born in Sochi in the RSFSR, Soviet Union (now Russia).
In 1996 Kafelnikov captured his first grand slam tournament at the French Open, winning both singles and doubles events, a rare achievement in the tournament. In 1999 he won the Australian Open and, then, a year later, the gold medal at the Sydney Olympics. In 2002 Kafelnikov led Russia to its first Davis Cup title.
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