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Top seed Ruud suffers shock exit at ATP Japan Open

TOKYO, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) — Top seed Casper Ruud of Norway suffered a shock defeat to Spain’s Jaume Munar within the first spherical of the ATP Japan Open right here on Tuesday.

Ruud, ranked third on the earth, misplaced to 58-ranked Munar 6-3, 6-3 in a single hour and 35 minutes on the Ariake Colosseum.

The 23-year-old Norwegian, the overwhelmed finalist on the French Open and US Open this yr, additionally made an early exit within the South Korea Open final week, crashing out within the quarterfinals in opposition to Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka.

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

Fifth seed Nick Kyrgios of Australia breezed previous 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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