World Group action starts in

Group II Europe/Africa 1st Round

31 Jan - 02 Feb 2014, Tali Tennis Center, Helsinki, Finland, Hard, Indoor

Team nominations

    • Jarkko NIEMINEN
    • Date of birth:  23 Jul 1981
    • Singles ranking:  72
    • Doubles ranking:  82
    • Micke KONTINEN
    • Date of birth:  18 Dec 1992
    • Singles ranking:  409
    • Doubles ranking:  853
    • Herkko POLLANEN
    • Date of birth:  21 Jul 1994
    • Singles ranking:  1372=
    • Doubles ranking: 
    • Henri KONTINEN
    • Date of birth:  19 Jun 1990
    • Singles ranking: 
    • Doubles ranking:  47
  • Captain Kim TIILIKAINEN
    • Tihomir GROZDANOV
    • Date of birth:  29 Apr 1987
    • Singles ranking:  897
    • Doubles ranking:  921
    • Dimitar KUTROVSKY
    • Date of birth:  27 Aug 1987
    • Singles ranking:  343
    • Doubles ranking:  349
    • Alexander LAZOV
    • Date of birth:  09 Jul 1990
    • Singles ranking:  366
    • Doubles ranking:  609
    • Dinko HALACHEV
    • Date of birth:  22 Oct 1984
    • Singles ranking:  1468=
    • Doubles ranking:  879
  • Captain Todor ENEV

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  • Tie Summary

    Jarkko Nieminen delivered for Finland, as he so often has done in the past, to see off Bulgaria and take the first step to a promotion to Zone Group I in 2015. Nieminen and Bulgaria's Dimitar Kutrovsky each won a singles match on the opening day, to leave the tie evenly poised going into the doubles on Saturday. Pairing with Henri Kontinen, Nieminen defeated Kutrovsky and Tihomir Grozdanov to put the Finns on the cusp of victory. However, Nieminen was given a scare by the lower-ranked Kutrovsky in the reverse singles, eventually winning a tight five setter having been two sets to one down at one stage. The result means that Bulgaria will have to compete in a relegation play-off in April.

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