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Live: India vs Spain Davis Cup Day 1

Feliciano Lopez beats Ramkumar Ramanathan 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1
Updated: 16 September 2016 19:41 IST - Published: 16 September 2016 17:08 IST
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And it's all over for India in the first tie, as Feliciano Lopez wins 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1!

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Break point - and Lopez seizes that with both hands! He slices with abandon and Ramanathan's unable to return. He nets that one to trail 1-5 and Lopez is now serving for the match.

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Funnily enough, it's Ramanathan playing some quite Feliciano Lopez-esque shots.

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Ramkumar Ramanathan challenges a shot off the racquet of Feliciano Lopez - and he loses that challenge. Out! 

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It's 4-1 to Feliciano Lopez in what looks like it'll be the final set. 

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Ramanathan staves off break point but trails 1-3 in the fourth set. There's some great slicing off the racquet of Feliciano Lopez here and he's got his mojo back, it seems like.

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And he's held for a 3-0 lead! Can Lopez pull off a bagel in this set or will Ramanathan force a fifth? Let's see.

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And he breaks! It looks like it's back in Spain's control here as Lopez leads 2-0.

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Feliciano Lopez serves to open the fourth set and has a quick hold of serve to lead 1-0. He's now at break point.

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And there it comes! Ramkumar Ramanathan wins the third set 6-3!

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WOW, what was that? A wonderful rally between Ramanathan and Lopez and the Indian brings out a brilliant forehand THWACK to break serve! He leads 5-3 and now will serve for the third set.

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Ramanathan has his second break point in the third set and he's pointing excitedly at the crowd to cheer him on! 

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He holds serve to lead 4-3 and because he's on serve, also holds the upper hand here tonight.

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Leander Paes is in the audience watching and cheering the young Ramkumar Ramanathan on! 

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The scores are level at 3-3 after the timeout for injury, andRamkumar Ramanathan's doing well!

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It's the first medical timeout of the game as Ramkumar Ramanathan begins to cramp.

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There's a lovely ace off the racquet of the 22-year-old Indian, which almost perfectly bisects the court vertically. He's doing well to hold his nerve against a much more experienced rival.

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3-2 to Ramanathan on serve!

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Another long rally from the young Indian and he's done well to hold serve in the third set and bamboozle Lopez with a couple of shots there. He leads 2-1 on serve.

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Both players hold to 15as scores are level in the third set. Will this be the last one of this tie?

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Feliciano Lopez wins the second set 6-4.

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And just like that, it's all over for Ramkumar Ramanathan in the second set, too. He loses it by the same scoreline as in the first.

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An easy hold of serve. It's become almost effortless now for Lopez as he takes a 5-4 lead 

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Lopez leads 4-3 in the second set.

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He stavesoff another break point! Lopez still has the lead, however, at 4-3.

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