Australian Open 2024: Sumit Nagal exits in the round 2

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Sumit Nagal

Sumit Nagal, who is competing in the Men’s Singles round 2, has won the first set with a dominating performance against Chinese Juncheng Shang with 6-2. Nagal looked in control and never allowed his opponent to take a lead right from the beginning of the match. The Indian crowd filled up the seats of court 13 of Melbourne Park to back on of their own.

But Juncheng Shang turned the tables winning the next 3 sets quite comfortably, which will take him to the next round. Unfortunately, it’s curtains for Sumit Nagal in the compettiton.

Sumit Nagal wins the first set in round 2

The first game went neck to neck as both the competitors looked for a positive start. Sumit Nagal eventually took the game, which lasted 5 minutes 42 seconds. On contrary, the second game lasted for only 1 minute 55 seconds as Nagal scored 4 straight points and did not allow Shang to score any.

Shang made a comeback in the 3rd game and started to get hold on the game. But Nagal soon replied with another commanding display of skills and took the 4th game. Shang converted the score to 2-3 in the next game. Nagal again evened it out to make it 4-2 in the 6th game.

The seventh game lasted for almost 12 minutes, in which both the competitors fought very hard to secure a game point at AD. The Indian star came out on top once again in this crunching game and took the lead at 5-2. Sumit went on to secure the set in the 8th game as the score line stood at 6-2 in the first set.

Shang makes a comeback as Sumit Nagal fumbles

Sumit Nagal
Juncheng Shang. Source: X

After a dominating performance in the first set, Sumit Nagal surprisingly fumbles in the next consecutive three sets as the Chinese player made an inspirational comeback. Shang won the next sets with 6-3, 7-5, 6-4. Though Nagal shown some respite in the third set, Shang avoided technical errors to outsmart Nagal’s tactics to triumph in this crucial game.

The quest for reaching the Tennis glory still remains for India and Sumit Nagal, who once again fails to go past the 2nd round in the Grand Slams.

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