Ruud, who was crushed on the Australian Open, loses one other prime finisher

Second seed Casper Ruud was despatched into the second spherical of the Australian Open on Thursday after being defeated by hard-hitting American Jenson Brooksby, a day after Rafael Nadal was additionally eradicated.

Norway’s Ruud, who took a medical break after the second set, misplaced to table-39. Brooksby at Rod Laver Enviornment 6-3, 7-5, 6-7 (4/7), 6-2.

His early exit left the match with out its prime two seeds within the first week after Nadal’s shock loss on the identical courtroom to a different American, Mackenzie McDonald.

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