India’s Sumit Nagal gave a mighty scare to three-time Grand Slam winner Stan Wawrinka by taking off the primary set however then wilted below stress to bow out of the Prague Open within the quarterfinals on Thursday.
The 23-year-old Indian bagged the primary set 6-2 in gorgeous style after breaking the Swiss heavyweight’s serve to lift hopes of an upset win.
Nevertheless it was to not be because the Indian, ranked 127, was overpowered by the world 17 Wawrinka who gained the following two units 6-0, 6-1 to pocket the match that lasted one hour and 19 minutes and advance to the semifinals.
Nagal had additionally taken a set off one other Swiss star and a number of Grand Slam winner Roger Federer within the US Open final 12 months earlier than shedding the match.
He had entered the quarterfinals of this Euro 137,560 clay court docket event following a 5-7 7-6(4) 6-3 win over lower-ranked native participant Kiri Lehecka.
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