India’s Sumit Nagal showed on Friday why he is one of the most exciting young talents to watch out for as he came up with a fighting effort in his Argentina Open 2021 quarter-final against veteran Ramos-Vinolas of Spain. In his maiden quarter-final at the ATP Tour level, Nagal went down fighting 6-4, 2-6, 5-7 in 2 hours and 25 minutes.
Sumit Nagal continued his fine run on the red dirt as he stunned World No. 46 Ramos-Vinolas in the first set, taking it 6-4 after converting the first break point. It was a fine display of forehand as Nagal managed to hit winners at will against his experienced opponent from Spain.
— Sumit Nagal (@nagalsumit) March 5, 2021
Nagal though lost the 2nd set and the opportunity to get the match done in straight sets as Ramos-Vinolas showed his class and experience. The World No. 150 was looking down and out when he was trailing 2-5 in the decider.
However, Nagal came up with another inspiring effort as he came back from behind and won 3 consecutive games to make it 5-5 in the third set. Nagal though was not able to make full use of the momentum that he gathered as he was broken immediately. Ramos-Vinolas successfully served for the match to end what was a stunning run for the Indian at Buenos Aires.
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) March 5, 2021
Sumit Nagal, who had reached the 2nd round at US Open last year, started as a qualifier at the Argentina Open before making it to the main draw of the ATP 250 tournament. He clinched his first-ever win over a top 25 player when he stunned World No. 22, Cristian Garin, in the Round of 16 earlier this week.
Source – India Today