Re: Europe/Africa Group I first round play-off: Finland at Romania (September 14-16,
Romania - Finland 2-2.
Romania won doubles 3-0, Nieminen d. Copil 6-3 7-5 1-6 7-6(4) and keeps Finland alive.
Jarkko played better only in the 1st set, but he played all the big points with 1st serve, had some well placed shots and volleys, while Marius served better and his groundstrokes were more powerful.
Copil served for set at 5-3 in the 2nd, also missed a SP at 5-4 40-30. In the last 2 sets Nieminen had no more break points but managed to hang on and win in the tiebreak.