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Today, Finland is making its first Davis Cup quarterfinal appearance, against the defending champions of Canada. At No. 69, Emil Ruusuvuori is the lone top-100 player in the lineup. World No. 171 Otto Virtanen is also expected to see singles action and Harri Heliovaara, ranked 29th in doubles, provides depth if the best-of-three tie goes the distance. The winning team will advance to Friday’s semifinal against the winner of Wednesday’s quarterfinal between Czechia and Australia. The final is scheduled for Sunday. In their only previous Davis Cup matchup (1966), Canada beat Finland 4-1 on outdoor clay at Helsinki.

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