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Davis cup: India to face Finland in the 1st round of World Group I

India to start their World Group I campaign with a first-round tie against Finland. This is the first time both teams are playing against each other in the Davis cup. India is the 22nd ranked country in the Davis Cup while Finland ranked 33rd. Both have never faced in a Davis cup tie.

Teams:
India
1. Prajnesh Gunneswaran – Singles ranking(165), Doubles ranking(890)
2. Ramkumar Ramanathan – Singles ranking(187), Doubles ranking(122)
3. Saketh Myneni – Singles ranking(573), Doubles ranking(296)
4. Rohan Bopanna – Doubles ranking(44)
5. Divij Sharan – Doubles ranking(86)

Captain: Rohit Rajpal

Finland
1. Emil Ruusuvuori – Singles ranking(74), Doubles ranking(184)
2. Otto Virtanen – Singles ranking(419), Doubles ranking(784)
3. Patrik Niklas-Salminen – Singles ranking(491), Doubles ranking(387)
4. Harri Heliovaara – Singles ranking(681), Doubles ranking(76)
5. Henri Kontinen – Doubles ranking(46)

Captain: Jarkko Nieminen

Date: Sep 17 & 18, 2021
Venue: Espoo Metro Areena, Espoo, Finland

Day 1 matches
– Prajnesh(165) vs Otto Virtanen(419)
– Ramkumar(187) vs Emil Ruusuvuori(74)

Day 2 matches
– Bopanna/Divij vs Harri Heliovaara/Henri Kontinen
– Prajnesh(165) vs Emil Ruusuvuori(74)
– Ramkumar(187) vs Otto Virtanen(419)

The tie will start at 8.30 PM today.

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