Norway took a 2-0 lead over India on the primary day of the Davis Cup World Group Tie I, the most important competitors in males’s staff tennis. In Norway, India’s Pragyanesh Gunneswaran was defeated by world No. 2 Casper Roode and within the second singles match, Ramkumar Ramanathan misplaced to Viktor Durasovic. Now India must win the remaining three matches to be held immediately, in any other case the staff can be out of the World Group.
Pragyanesh, who’s ranked 355 within the ATP rankings, had a tricky struggle in opposition to Roode and Roode gained the match 6-1, 6-4. Within the first set, Rood gained 5 video games in a row, after which Pragyanesh gained the primary recreation. Rood quickly took the primary set with ease. Pragyanesh tried to problem Roode within the second set, however this yr’s French Open and US Open winner Roode confirmed his finest and gained the match.
World No. 325 Viktor Durasovic was in entrance of India’s high participant Ramkumar Ramanathan (ranked 275) within the males’s singles rankings. In such a state of affairs, it was anticipated that Ramkumar would win this match, however Durasovic additionally gained this match by a margin of 6-1, 6-4. Norway has thus taken a 2-0 lead. Now there can be a doubles match between the 2 nations adopted by reverse singles. In doubles, the pair of Yuki Bhambri and Saket Miyani will play for India. In reverse singles, Pragyanesh will face Viktor Durasovic and Ramkumar will tackle Kasper Roode.
If India lose even one in all these remaining three matches, it can miss the primary qualifying spherical of subsequent yr’s Davis Cup and can as soon as once more attain the World Group I play-offs. India has been runner-up in historical past 3 times within the Davis Cup primary attract 1966, 1974, 1987.