Sumit Nagal overcomes a thrilling contest against Giannessi to enter the quarters of the Perugia Challenger

Sumit Nagal

Indian tennis sensation Sumit Nagal showcased his resilience and determination in a thrilling match against Alessandro Giannessi at the Perugia Challenger in Italy. The sixth-seeded player overcame unseeded local Giannessi in a nail-biting three-set encounter, advancing to the quarterfinals.

Sumit Nagal’s domination

The match started with Giannessi dominating the first set, blanking Nagal 6-0. Despite this challenging start, Nagal refused to concede defeat. The 77th-ranked Indian player fought back in the second set, keeping things close before earning a crucial break and clinching the set 7-5. This forced the match into a decider, setting the stage for an intense competition.

The final set witnessed a fierce battle between the two players, ultimately leading to a nail-biting tie-breaker. Nagal held his nerve and emerged victorious, taking the set 7-6 (7-5). This victory not only demonstrated Nagal’s tenacity but also his ability to perform under pressure.

This triumph comes on the heels of Nagal’s recent success at the Heilbronn Challenger in Germany. His consistent performance has secured his spot in the singles event at the upcoming Paris Olympics. In the quarterfinal, Nagal will face the winner of the pre-quarterfinal match between Poland’s Maks Kasnikowski and Croatia’s third-seeded Borna Coric.

Nagal’s journey in the Perugia Challenger began with a commanding straight-set victory over unseeded Nerman Fatic of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the opening round, with a scoreline of 7-6 (7-1), 6-2. His performance in the tournament so far has been commendable, reflecting his dedication and hard work.

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