Sumit Nagal faces an early exit at the ATP Bordeaux Challenger event

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Sumit Nagal

Sumit Nagal, a prominent figure in Indian tennis, made an early exit from the ATP Bordeaux Challenger event. This unexpected outcome came as a disappointment to many, given Nagal’s recent successes on the ATP circuit.

Sumit Nagal’s shocking exit in the first round

Nagal, who had been away from the ATP circuit for a month, made his comeback at the BNP Paribas Primrose Bordeaux campaign in Bordeaux, France, on May 14. However, his return was marred by a straight-set defeat as World No. 93 lost very comfortably in a straight-set (2-6, 2-6) affair to world no.130, Harold of France which lasted for just 70 minutes. This result marked a disappointing start to Nagal’s campaign at the Bordeaux Challenger. This was the first meeting between the two players.

This setback comes on the heels of Nagal’s triumphant return to the ATP Challenger Tour winners’ circle after four difficult years. These years saw the 25-year-old undergo hip surgery, fight COVID-19 multiple times, and battle against his ‘own internal demons’. Despite these challenges, Nagal managed to claim the title at the Roma Garden Open, marking his first ATP title in close to four years.

Now, Sumit Nagal will try to forget this match and return back in the coming tournaments to regain his ultimate best form before the much-awaited French Open at Roland GarrosArena later this month.

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