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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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Lopez leads 4-2 in the second set

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Ramkumar is really putting up a spirited fight here!Yet again, he staves off a break point - but now it's at break point again!

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The rallies are getting longer as Ramkumar Ramanathan plays some quick and fast tennis! 

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Spain/Lopez lead 3-1 in the second set.

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Lopez broke Ramanathan in the opening game of this set, and he holds with some absolutely effortless play here.

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Ramkumar Ramanathan opens serve in the second set - and he's broken straightaway! Lopez leads 1-0 in the second set.

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Feliciano Lopez wins first set 6-4.

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SET POINT! And the opening set goes to Feliciano Lopez, who returns to Ramanathan with an absolutely effortless one-handed backhand.

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And he doesn't waste a second opportunity does Ramkumar Ramanathan! He smashes that with a strong lob and wins his service game.

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A shot by Lopez is initially called long, and after a challenge by the Spaniard, it's back to 40-30 in favour of the Indian! 

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2 game points for India and Ramanathan's doing fairly well here to stave off a loss in the first.

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Feliciano Lopez is SLIDING around court today! Ramanathan, who's usually a baseliner, is rushing the net today and he's now just saved a break point! 

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Feliciano Lopez BREAKS! He leads 3-2.

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Feliciano Lopez RACES to break point there - and he's now on his third. Ramkumar nets that one, narrowly avoiding a double fault! 

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It's fairly straightforward here aseach player holds their service game. Some strong play from Ramanathan, but he's also missing out on some sitters.

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Scores are level at 1-1. 

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Game point Feliciano Lopez, and after Ramanathan scrapes back to take it to deuce, Lopez scores 3 points on the trot to win. 

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And Ramanathan takes his opening service game! 

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Ramanathan opens serve and takes the first two points to go 30-0.

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He will play India's Ramkumar Ramanathan to start the tie.

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It's time for the first tie and Feliciano Lopez of Spain replaces Rafael Nadal in the opening rubber!