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Finland and Poland will try to avoid relegation to Group II in this Group I playoff that will be held in Espoo, Finland. The countries have met 5 times in Davis Cup resulting in 3 victories for Finland and 1 for Poland.

Finland lost to Slovenia 3-2 away in the Europe/Africa Zone Group I first round. The tie was decided in the fifth rubber when Grega Zemlja overcame Micke Kontinen in four sets.

Poland lost to Israel 3-2 in the Europe/Africa Zone Group I second round in Ramat Hasharon. The hosts raced into a 3-0 lead after Dudi Sela and debutante Amir Weintraub won the opening singles rubbers, paving the way for the doubles duo of Andy Ram and Jonathan Erlich to clinch the vital third point.

Neither Finland nor Poland have ever reached the World Group. The Polish have spent the last three years in Group I while Finland was promoted from Group II last year.

Date: 16 Sep - 18 Sep 2011
Venue: Barona Arena, 02200 ESPOO, Finland
Start times:
Day 1: 1600 hrs (1300 hrs GMT)
Day 2: 1400 hrs (1100 hrs GMT)
Day 3: 1300 hrs (1000 hrs GMT)
Surface: Hard (Acrylic), Indoor
Ball: Dunlop Fort All Court

Finland
Jarkko Nieminen
Henri Kontinen
Harri Heliovaara
Micke Kontinen

Poland
Jerzy Janowicz
Grzegorz Panfil
Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Marcin Matkowski
 

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It seems this is the court for the match (Henri Kontinen published in his Twitter account)
 

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This is hard for me, I'm torn. I like both teams, but I think Poland with their best roster has a team good enough for the WG, Finland not quite. So I sort of hope they win.
 

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vamos Finland!
 

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Janowicz v Kontinen in the first rubber is the key match of the tie
 

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