Davis Cup 2021: India staring at defeat in opening round, trail Finland 0-2

India were staring at defeat in their Davis Cup World Group I First Round match against Finland, down 0-2 after losing both the singles matches on Friday. Prajnesh Gunneswaran went down in straight sets to Otto Virtanen, 3-6, 6-7(1) in the opening singles, and then Ramkumar Ramanathan lost 4-6, 5-7 to Emil Ruusuvuori, Finland's top singles player ranked 74 in the world, in one hour and 36 minutes as the hosts took charge of the encounter.

Going by the rankings, the score should have been 1-1 but Finland used the home conditions and support from their substantial crowd to make a good start.