India vs Spain Davis Cup, Highlights: Spain Complete 5-0 Whitewash Over India

Updated: 18 September 2016 21:01 IST

Marc Lopez defeated Sumit Nagal 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 to give Spain 4-0 lead over India in Davis Cup World Group playoff, before David Ferrer defeated Ramkumar Ramanathan 6-2, 6-2 to complete a 5-0 whitewash. Catch Davis Cup highlights here

David Ferrer defeated Ramkumar Ramanathan in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2, as Spain completed a 5-0 whitewash over India in the World Group play-off tie on Sunday. Earlier in the day, Marc Lopez had defeated Sumit Nagal 6-3, 1-6, 6-3. Catch Davis Cup highlights here (TENNIS NEWS)

20:56 IST: That's it from us for today. Thank you for staying with us for the live coverage of the India vs Spain Davis Cup tie.

20:51 IST: And it's all over at the RK Khanna Stadium in New Delhi! David Ferrer breaks Ramkumar Ramanathan's serve yet again to win the match 6-2, 6-2. Spain have, in the process, completed a 5-0 whitewash over India in this World Group play-off tie.

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David Ferrer defeated India's R Ramanthan in straight sets as Spain wrapped up the Davis Cup World Group playoff tie 5-0.

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20:44 IST: David Ferrer holds serve to lead 5-2 in the second set. Ramanathan will now serve to stay in the match.

20:40 IST: And the victory is not far away for David Ferrer. He breaks Ramanathan's serve to lead 4-2 in the second set.

20:34 IST: David Ferrer holds serve to lead 3-2 in the second set.

20:31 IST: Ramkumar Ramanathan holds serve to make it 2-2 in the second set.

20:26 IST: Easy hold of serve for David Ferrer as he leads 2-1 in the second set.

20:23 IST: Ramkumar Ramanathan holds serve to level up the second set at 1-1.

20:18 IST: David Ferrer starts off the second set with an easy hold of serve.

20:11 IST: That's it in the first set! David Ferrer breaks Ramkumar Ramanathan's serve yet again to take the set 6-2.

20:04 IST: David Ferrer holds serve easily to lead 5-2 in the first set.

20:00 IST: A comfortable hold of serve for Ramkumar Ramanathan. He trails David Ferrer 2-4 in the first set.

19:57 IST: David Ferrer holds serve to take a 4-1 lead in the first set.

19:53 IST: David Ferrer breaks Ramanathan's serve again! The Spaniard leads 3-1 in the first set.

19:49 IST: Ramkumar Ramanathan breaks back! He trails David Ferrer 1-2 in the first set.

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Ramkumar Ramanathan will hope to stun David Ferrer and help India avoid a whitewash.

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19:44 IST: A bad start for Ramanathan as his serve is broken by Ferrer. The latter will now serve at 2-0.

19:41 IST: David Ferrer starts off with an easy hold of serve. The Spaniard leads 1-0 in the first set.

19:30 hrs IST: Ramkumar Ramanathan and David Ferrer are warming up in the court ahead of the last match in this World Group play-off tie. Can Ramanathan help India avoid a whitewash here?

19:20 hrs IST: Ramanathan's match will start in a while. Stay tuned for live updates. 

19:12 hrs IST: And that's it. Lopez defeats Nagal 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 to give Spain 4-0 lead over India. 

19:08 hrs IST: Five games in a row for Lopez. He'll serve for the match now. 

19:01 hrs IST: Lopez breaks Nagal and makes the third set level at 3-3. 

18:57 hrs IST: Nagal is clearly struggling with his stomach cramps. Lopez holds after four service games. 

18:54 hrs IST: Good comeback by Lopez. Breaks Nagal for first time in third set. The Indian still leads 3-1. 

18:47 hrs IST: Nagal is on fire. Breaks Lopez again and leads 3-0. 

18:44 hrs IST: And after saving many break points, Nagal holds serve to go 2-0 up in third set. 

18:38 hrs IST: Nagal seems fine now. 

18:34 IST: A medical time-out has been taken by Sumit Nagal, who seems to be struggling with stomach cramps.

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Sumit Nagal bounced back in style to win the second set vs Marc Lopez 6-1.

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18:28 hrs IST: Two break points saved by Nagal. 

18:22 hrs IST: Lopez broken in the very first game of the third set. 

18:16 hrs IST: A forehand winner from Nagal to win the second set 6-1. What a comeback from the 19-year-old! We're into the decider now. 

18:13 hrs IST: Nagal slowly gaining momentum. Breaks Lopez again to go 5-1 up. Will serve for the set now.. 

18:09 hrs IST: Nagal holds serve and consolidates the lead to 4-1. 

18:05 hrs IST: Wow! Nagal breaks Lopez for first time in the match to give India 3-1 lead in the second set. Just the opening Nagal would have wanted! 

18:01 hrs IST: A crucial hold of serve by Nagal and India are 2-1 up. 

17:56 hrs IST: Lopez responds with an easy hold of serve to make it 1-1. 

17:53 hrs IST: Nagal comfortably holds serve to give India 1-0 lead in second set. 

17:49 hrs IST: That initial break from Lopez proves to be the difference as he wins the first set 6-3.  

17:46 hrs IST: Nagal holds with a forehand winner. Spain lead 5-3. 

17:42 hrs IST: Once again Lopez saves a break point and extends his lead to 5-2. 

17:39 hrs IST: Lopez sends his forehand into the net and Nagal gets a break point. 

17:36 hrs IST: Nagal is clearly not backing down. Holds serve again. Lopez still leads 4-2. 

17:31 hrs IST: Another hold for Lopez and he is 4-1 up in the first set. The Spaniard coming along nicely! 

17:28 hrs IST: Good hold of serve from Nagal. Trails 1-3. The Indian needs to maintain the momentum now. 

17:24 hrs IST: A nervy hold of serve by Lopez. Leads 3-0 now. 

17:21 hrs IST: Three break points saved by the Spaniard. On the verge of extending his lead. 

17:16 hrs IST: Lopez breaks Nagal for first time in the match. Goes 2-0 up now. 

17:14 hrs IST: Two unforced errors from Nagal. Trails 0-40 on his own serve. 

17:10 hrs IST: Lopez holds serve to give Spain 1-0 lead. 

17:05 hrs IST: Both the players are warming up on the court ahead of the match. As always, huge cheers for Rafa Nadal! 

17:01 hrs IST: Nagal has won the toss and Lopez will serve first. 

16:56 hrs IST: Since these two matches are dead rubbers, both will be contested over the best of three format. 

16:55 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Davis Cup reverse singles tie between India-Spain. 

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Leander Paes and Saketh Myneni put on a valiant show against the duo of Rafael Nadal-Marc Lopez on Saturday. 

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Rafael Nadal and Marc Lopez, who won the men's doubles gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics, helped Spain clinch the tie 3-0 against India to remain in the elite World Group as India will once again play in Asia/Oceania Group 1.

Nadal shrugged off early rustiness on Saturday as he and Lopez served past the Indian duo of Leander Paes and Saketh Myneni 4-6, 7-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the doubles rubber.

With nothing to lose, Nagal and Ramkumar will aim to perform to the best of their ability on Sunday and give India something to cheer about.

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