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US Open finalist Ruud beats Prajnesh to present Norway 1-0 lead over India

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World No. 2 Casper Ruud expectedly was too good for India’s Prajnesh Gunneswaran, giving Norway a 1-0 lead within the World Group I First Round Davis Cup tie right here on Friday.

Ruud, who completed runner-up on the US Open after taking place to Carlos Alcaraz on Monday, turned up for nationwide responsibility 4 days later and did the job for his group. He beat the 335-ranked Indian 6-1, 6-4 in a single hour and two minutes.

After being completely outplayed within the first set, Prajnesh lifted his sport within the second to make Ruud’s activity more durable. While the Indian did not get a break level, his extra completed opponent transformed three out of the 5 alternatives he acquired.

The opening singles was a foregone conclusion however India stay very a lot within the tie with the opposite Norway gamers nowhere close to Ruud’s league.

The second singles between 325-ranked Viktor Durasovic and India primary Ramkumar Ramnathan shall be performed afterward Friday.

Yuki Bhambri and Saketh Myneni shall be taking up Ruud and Durasovic within the essential doubles rubber on Saturday.