Sumit Nagal withdraws from Tata Maharashtra Open

PUNE: India Sumit Nagal He fought hard before falling in three sets against Serbian Vicktor Troicki in the men's singles opening round in the third edition of the Tata Open Maharashtra on Monday.

India's number two, Nagal, who faced legendary Roger Federer during his Grand Slam debut at the 2019 US Open, showed great resistance before falling 2-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6 -1 against the previous number 12 of the world.

The return man Cedrik-Marcel Stebe, from Germany, began his campaign with an impressive 6-3, 6-4 victory over second place last year, Ivo Karlovic, in his first round on the opening day of the only event of the P Tour of South Asia at Balewadi Staidum.

Fifth seed Yuichi Sugita He also reached the second round with a convincing 6-3 and 6-0 victory over Italian ace Thomas Fabbiano.

Stebe, 28, who has suffered numerous injuries that forced him to skip almost all the action between September 2013 and March 2016, dominated the former non-world. 14 in the first set.

Karlovic, however, tried to gain some momentum with two points before the German finished the set and the match.

My number one priority would be to stay healthy and stay away from any major injuries. I started a little slow. I knew I wanted to concentrate on my game. That kept me going, Stebe, who is making his first appearance. here, he said after the game.

Meanwhile, in the match of the first round of doubles, the Italian couple of Paolo Lorenzi and Stefano Travaglia had a winning start, defeating Ricardas Berankis of Lithuania and the Russian Evgeny Donskoy 6-3, 6-4.

On the second day of the main ATP 250 event in India you will see the legendary Leander Paes in action. Eight-time Grand Slam doubles champion Paes, who has partnered with Australian Mathew Ebden, will face Divij Sharan and from New Zealand Artem Sitak .

The singles opening round will also see two Indians, Prajnesh Gunneswaran and wild card Arjun Kadhe , in action.

Meanwhile, India does not. 1 Prajnesh will face the German Yannick Maden, the local boy Kadhe will face the Czech player Jiri Vesely.  Sumit Nagal Sumit Nagal