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Japan Open: Casper Ruud Suffers First Round Upset; Nick Kyrgios Progresses

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Last Updated: October 05, 2022, 08:41 IST

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Casper Ruud (AP Image)

Casper Ruud (AP Image)

Ruud, the US Open and French Open finalist went down in straight sets to Spain's Jaume Munar, who won 6-3, 6-3 in one hour and 35 minutes at the Ariake Colosseum

Top seed Casper Ruud of Norway suffered a shock defeat to Spain’s Jaume Munar in the first round of the ATP Japan Open on Tuesday.

Ruud, ranked third in the world, lost to 58-ranked Munar 6-3, 6-3 in one hour and 35 minutes at the Ariake Colosseum.

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The 23-year-old Norwegian, the beaten finalist at the French Open and US Open this year, also made an early exit in the South Korea Open last week, crashing out in the quarterfinals against Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka.

In other matches, South Korea’s Kwon Soon Woo produced another upset by eliminating sixth seed Alex de Minaur of Australia 6-3, 6-2. reports Xinhua.

Fifth seed Nick Kyrgios of Australia breezed past Chun Hsin Tseng of Chinese Taipei, 6-3, 6-1.

Britain’s eighth seed Daniel Evans beat Moldova’s Radu Albot 6-7(3), 6-1, 6-4 and ninth seed Borna Coric of Croatia defeated Thanasi Kokkinakis of Australia 6-4, 7-6(4).

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first published:October 05, 2022, 08:41 IST
last updated:October 05, 2022, 08:41 IST
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