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Sumit Nagal Wins Tampere Open 2023, His Fourth ATP Challenger Title

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Sumit Nagal clinched ATP Challenger males’s singles title after profitable the ultimate of Tampere Open 2023 in Finland on Sunday, as per Olympics.com. It was the Indian tennis participant’s fourth ATP Challenger Tour title. Sumit Nagal, 25, received his second ATP Challenger occasion of the yr, defeating Czech Republic’s Dalibor Svrcina 6-4, 7-5 within the ultimate. Sumit Nagal received the Backyard Open in Rome in April, ending a four-year title drought. The Indian tennis participant’s different two ATP Challenger wins embrace the Buenos Aires and Bengaluru Challengers in 2019 and 2017, respectively.

Following April’s win at Rome and Sunday’s triumph in Tampere, Sumit Nagal additionally grew to become the primary Indian tennis participant to win two ATP Challenger titles on European soil.

Sumit Nagal, who’s India’s top-ranked males’s singles participant at world No. 231, made a gradual begin to the match and was trailing world No. 193 Svrcina 4-1 within the first sport. The Indian, nonetheless, rallied to show issues round to take the primary set.

The Indian needed to fend off a troublesome problem from Svrinca to win the second set and safe the title in a single hour and 44 minutes.

En path to the ultimate, Sumit Nagal beat Czech Republic’s Jiri Vesely, Brazil’s JL Reis da Silva and Tunisia’s Mohamed Aziz Dougaz. Within the semi-finals, the Indian survived a three-set affair in opposition to Spain’s Daniel Rincon by a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 scoreline.

Sumit Nagal is anticipated to play in Verona, Italy, subsequent.

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