Sumit Nagal also loses in second round of French Open Qualifiers (Sumit Nagal / Instagram)
India’s top player Sumit Nagal also failed to make it to the main draw of the Grand Slam tournament due to a straight-set defeat in the second round of the French Open qualifiers.
Paris. India’s top player Sumit Nagal also failed to make it to the main draw of the Grand Slam tournament due to a straight-set defeat in the second round of the French Open qualifiers. The young Haryana player lost 3-6, 3-6 to Alejandro Tabillo of Chile last night in the qualifying match of this major clay court tournament.
The match lasted for one and a half hours in which Nagal broke the serve of the third-ranked Tabilo twice in the world rankings, down 23 places, but in the meantime he also lost his service five times. With the defeat of this 23-year-old player, India’s campaign in the qualifiers also ended.
Ramkumar Ramanathan, Prajnesh Gunneswaran and Ankita Raina were already eliminated from the tournament. Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan will now represent India in the main draw of the men’s doubles at the French Open. It is important for both of them to achieve ranking points by performing well here as the official ranking till June 10 will decide which player will participate in the Tokyo Olympics.
Sania Mirza has decided not to participate in the tournament as she wants to use her ‘special ranking’ to enter the Wimbledon Championships. Let us know that Ankita Raina’s dream of making it to the singles round of the Grand Slam in the French Open second qualifier match on Wednesday was not fulfilled once again. Won only two games in the match which lasted for one hour and 21 minutes. Ankita, ranked 125 in the world rankings, was able to redeem only one of the three break points and lost 2-6, 0-6. Ankita was trying to make it to the main round of Grand Slam for the seventh time. She reached the last round of qualifying at the Australian Open this year.