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Group II Europe/Africa 3rd Round

13 Sep - 15 Sep 2013, Arena Riga, Riga, Latvia, Hard, Indoor

Team nominations

    • Ernests GULBIS
    • Date of birth:  30 Aug 1988
    • Singles ranking:  12
    • Doubles ranking:  429
    • Andis JUSKA
    • Date of birth:  22 May 1985
    • Singles ranking:  716
    • Doubles ranking:  980
    • Mikelis LIBIETIS
    • Date of birth:  09 Jul 1992
    • Singles ranking: 
    • Doubles ranking: 
    • Martins PODZUS
    • Date of birth:  29 Jun 1994
    • Singles ranking:  740
    • Doubles ranking:  1102
  • Team captain Karlis LEJNIEKS
    • Micke KONTINEN
    • Date of birth:  18 Dec 1992
    • Singles ranking:  441
    • Doubles ranking:  781
    • Herkko POLLANEN
    • Date of birth:  21 Jul 1994
    • Singles ranking:  1117=
    • Doubles ranking: 
    • Henri KONTINEN
    • Date of birth:  19 Jun 1990
    • Singles ranking: 
    • Doubles ranking:  57
    • Juho PAUKKU
    • Date of birth:  19 Jul 1986
    • Singles ranking:  1567=
    • Doubles ranking: 
  • Team captain Kim TIILIKAINEN

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  • Tie Summary

    Latvia host Finland in their Europe/Africa Zone Group II third round tie, with the winners gaining promotion to Zone Group I for next year. This will be only the second meeting of these two sides, with Latvia having won the previous encounter 3-2 in 2007.

    Lead by their talisman, Ernests Gulbis, Latvia fought back from 2-1 down to defeat Monaco in the previous round. Gulbis won both of his singles rubbers to force the tie into a deciding fifth and, when Jean-Rene Lisnard was forced to retire, Latvia were through to the third round.

    Finland's route to the third round was easier than their opponents. They had wrapped up a victory over Ireland in just two days. When Harri Heliovaara defeated James McGee 46 64 76(1) 67(4) 64 in the opening rubber, Finland were confident that they could triumph in 2 days, and Jarkko Nieminen delivered that victory, winning his singles as well as the doubles.

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