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Davis Cup: India start on disappointing word, Prajnesh Gunneswaran loses to lower-ranked Otto Virtanen


Espoo (Finland): Prajnesh Gunneswaran but once more misplaced to a lower-ranked participant within the Davis Cup to depart India path 0-1 within the World Group I tie towards Finland on Friday. Up towards Otto Virtanen, ranked as little as 419 within the ATP rating chart, the one hundred and sixty fifth ranked Prajnesh misplaced 3-6 6-7(1) in a match, which lasted for only one hour 25 minutes.

Ramkumar Ramanathan now wants to beat Finland’s primary participant, Enil Ruusuvuori, who’s ranked 74 on the earth to preserve India within the hunt.

It was draw for India with Prajnesh enjoying first towards a lower-ranked participant however Virtanen stroked fluently and walked away with a simple win.

Prajnesh saved two breaks early however dropped serve within the sixth sport to fall behind within the opening set. The left-hander bought an opportunity to break again when Virtanen double-faulted at deuce level within the subsequent sport however Prajnesh couldn’t capitalise on the possibility.

Virtanen served out the set with none fuss within the ninth sport.

With residence assist, Virtanen saved the Indian beneath the pump. Prajnesh was once more at risk of dropping serve early within the second set however he managed to maintain the third sport after a few deuce factors.

Prajnesh saved combating until 4-all however was down 0-40 after serving a double fault within the ninth sport. However, he saved 5 breakpoints and ultimately held the sport with a well-calculated drop shot.

The Indian served the eleventh sport set love and now wanted to break his rival, who was enjoying effortlessly. He bought that little likelihood when Virtanen hit forehand on web at deuce level however the Finnish pulled off an ace on the break level. Eventually it went to a tie-breaker, by which Prajnesh fell behind 0-3 after which 1-5.

An angled serve that Prajnesh couldn’t return gave the house participant a match level, which he transformed with a simple winner.



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