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Finland vs Argentina, for the Davis Cup: minute by minute

2023-02-04T15:43:00.248Z


In Espoo, Cachín makes his absolute debut in the first point of the series, against Ruusuvuori. Then, Francisco Cerúndolo will face Virtanen. By TyC Sports.


Argentina

started its path in the 2023 edition of a Davis Cup that is still shrouded in doubts about its future, after the breach of the contract between the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and the Kosmos group, led by Gerard Piqué.

The rival is 

Finland

, an even series and perhaps with a slight favoritism of the Albiceleste, except for the conditioning of the surface used in the city of Espoo.

Cordoba tennis player

Pedro Cachín

, 27 years old,

He makes his absolute debut in this tournament when he faces

Emil Ruusuvuori

, the number 1 racket of the locals, in the match that started the qualifying round valid for the 2023 Qualifiers

. It is televised by TyC Sports

.

The Cordovan, ranked 88th in the ATP world ranking, had a hard time starting the first set at the Espoo Metro Arena stadium.

The difference was noticed, fundamentally, in the adaptation of the service to the surface: the Argentine had a hard time closing the first service game, while his rival had only lost two points in that position with the match 3-2.

Guillermo Coria in the preview of the Davis Cup series between Argentina and Finland.

AAT photo


The second point of the best-of-five tie will be followed by the Argentine number one, Francisco Cerúndolo (31), and the local Otto Virtanen (181), according to the choice of the captains, Guillermo "Mago" Coria and Jarkko Nieminen.

The series will continue on Sunday from 8 o'clock with the doubles that would have Andrés Molteni (36) and Máximo González (45) against the locals Ruusuvuori (43) and Harri Heliovaara, "top ten" in the specialty since it is the number 10 in the world.

Then the last two games will close the series with the number one of each country face to face, that is, Cerúndolo against Ruusuvuori, and then they will complete Cachín against Virtanen, although if the tie is defined before the fifth point could not be played.

If they win, the Albiceleste will advance again to the group stage of the Finals for the Silver Salad Bowl, along with 15 other qualifiers (including champion Canada, runner-up Australia and invited guests Italy and Spain).

But a defeat will be condemned to play in World Group I in September.

And this will represent a strong blow, not only in sports.


The group stage will be played the week of September 11, in four venues to be confirmed.

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Source: clarin

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