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Group I Europe/Africa Relegation Play-off

19 Oct - 21 Oct 2012, Tali Tennis Center, Helsinki, Finland, Hard, Indoor

Team nominations

    • Timo NIEMINEN
    • Date of birth:  06 Oct 1981
    • Singles ranking: 
    • Doubles ranking: 
    • Micke KONTINEN
    • Date of birth:  18 Dec 1992
    • Singles ranking:  409
    • Doubles ranking:  843
    • Herkko POLLANEN
    • Date of birth:  21 Jul 1994
    • Singles ranking:  1216=
    • Doubles ranking: 
    • Juho PAUKKU
    • Date of birth:  19 Jul 1986
    • Singles ranking:  1097=
    • Doubles ranking: 
  • Team captain Kim TIILIKAINEN
    • Frederik NIELSEN
    • Date of birth:  27 Aug 1983
    • Singles ranking:  341
    • Doubles ranking:  94
    • Martin PEDERSEN
    • Date of birth:  15 Jun 1987
    • Singles ranking:  748
    • Doubles ranking: 
    • Thomas KROMANN
    • Date of birth:  01 Jun 1987
    • Singles ranking: 
    • Doubles ranking:  1017=
  • Team captain Kenneth CARLSEN

News from the tie

  • Tie Summary

    An all-Scandinavian clash between Denmark and Finland will determine which nation remains in Europe/Africa Zone Group I next year.

    The visitors have the upper hand on paper, having won six of their previous eight ties against Finland, but the hosts won the most recent encounter between the two nations in 2009 thanks to a strong showing by Jarkko Nieminen.

    Another Nieminen, Timo (no relation), will be hoping to do the same this time round but will not have it all his own way if reigning Wimbledon doubles champion Frederik Nielsen has anything to say about it.

    Finland find themselves in the relegation play-off after narrowly losing to Romania in a thrilling tie in Cluj. Victor Crivoi held his nerve to defeat Harri Heliovaara 46 76 67 63 75 in the decisive fifth rubber to seal victory.

    Denmark have once last chance to stay in Europe/Africa Zone Group I after falling to Slovenia in Velenje in February. Boasting a team with just one world-ranked player they suffered a 5-0 defeat.

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