India have been handed a favourable draw as they will be playing Finland in their Davis Cup World Group I tie in September this year. Also Read - Long Break From The Tour Could Prove to be Detrimental: Divij Sharan
The draw is easy for India since none of Finland’s singles player features in top-100. Emil Ruusuvuori, their best player, is ranked ranked 101 while others are all outside top-400. Also Read - Keep Telling Leander Paes, he Can Continue For One More Year: Vece Paes
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India captain Rohit Rajpal admitted it to be favourable draw and is confident of making it to the next stage. “Yes, it’s a favourable draw for us. But in Davis Cup World Group, no team is easy. We have enough time to prepare, I am sure will qualify for next stage,” Rohit Rajpal told PTI.
The winner of the tie, scheduled for September 18-19/19-20 will advance to the Davis Cup Qualifiers.
India had lost 1-3 to Croatia in the Davis Cup Qualifiers while Finland had beaten Mexico 3-2 in World Group Play-Offs.
With PTI inputs