Sumit Nagal hammered out of Tokyo Olympics via Daniil Medvedev© AFP
Sumit Nagal used to be blown away via international quantity two Daniil Medvedev’s thunderous strokes and serves within the males’s singles 2nd spherical as India’s tennis problem all however ended on the Tokyo Games, right here on Monday. The Russian didn’t even want his ‘A’ sport as he cruised to a 6-2 6-1 win in simply 66 mins in opposition to 160th ranked Nagal at court docket 1 of the Ariake Tennis Centre. The hole between an international elegance Medvedev and Nagal, who continues to be suffering to play the ATP Tour occasions continuously, used to be beautiful transparent. The Australian Open runner-up simply managed the sport whilst Nagal attempted onerous. Nagal had earned his second beneath highlight when he took a collection off Swiss nice Roger Federer on the 2019 US Open on his Grand Slam debut.
Nagal started via losing his serve in the first actual sport of the fit when he netted a backhand and fit ended when his forehand sailed over the baseline on fit level whilst serving to stick within the contest.
Medvedev’s tough strokes from the baseline beaten Nagal, whose sport used to be no longer sufficient to hassle a far awesome opponent. The Indian controlled to hit a couple of winners however they have been only a few. The fit ended when Nagal dropped his serve within the 7th via hitting a forehand lengthy. Nagal had gained his first spherical in opposition to Uzbekistan Denis Istomin for India’s first males’s singles win at Olympics in 25 years.
Sania Mirza and Ankita Raina have been knocked out of the ladies’s doubles first spherical after dominating the competition on Sunday. It is extremely not likely that India will be capable to box a workforce in combined match, the entries for which will probably be introduced on Tuesday.
The reduce may be round 50 and mixed score of the Indian avid gamers Nagal (144) and Mirza (9) is 153. India may no longer box a males’s doubles workforce because of Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan’s low mixed rank of 113.
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