India was staring at the defeat in the first round of the Davis Cup World Group I match against Finland after losing both singles matches on Friday.
Pragenes Gneswaran Straight set Losing to Ottoville Tanen 3-6, 6-7 (1) in the opening single, Ramkumar Ramanasan lost to Finland’s top single player Emil Ruth Buoli 4-6, 5-7 in 1 hour 36 I did. The amount that the host was in charge of the encounter.
Looking at the rankings, the score should have been 1-1, but Finland got off to a good start with home conditions and support from a large audience.
After the draw ceremony, Indian non-play captain Rohit Rajpal was pleased that his top single player took the first court against Finland’s second single player.
However, Gneswaran failed to fire and was heavily tamed.
After returning from a wrist injury, Gneswaran suffered from rhythm as his serve broke in the sixth game of the first set. He fought a tough battle in the second set, but Virtanen put more pressure on the tiebreaker and won the best match of the three sets in the straight set.
Gneswaran struggled with his first serve as he was only able to land 58% of his opponent’s 73. He had two breakpoints, but none could be converted while Virtanen was converting one of the eight chances.
“I’ve played well before, but obviously I didn’t do what I needed to do today. I feel like I couldn’t be converted in some of the near-term situations,” he said.
“It was a combination of what he came up with at the big moment and what I didn’t do enough,” he said in a post-match exchange.
India’s hopes depended on Ramkumar, but his opponent, Ruth Buoli, was too strong to give the Indians, who ranked 187th in the world, many chances.
The game went on to serve until the 10th, when Ramkumar lost service, as Ruth Buoli successfully scored a big point to win the first set 6-4. Ramkumar caught up with his opponent 5-5 in the second set. The Indians had a good chance of defeating Saab in the 11th game when they came back to score Deuce. However, Ruth Buoli did not make many mistakes and overcame his fears. In the next game, he unplugged Ramkmal when he came back from 0-40 and brought it to Deuce when he made a double fault. Ruth Buoli scored the next point with a 6-4, 7-5 win, giving Finland a 2-0 lead.
India wants Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan’s double spares to keep them in a draw by winning the doubles match.
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India lose to Finland 0-2 in opening round
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