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Sumit Nagal bows out of Geneva Open after loss to world no 19 Sebastian Baez

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May 20, 2024 02:34 PM IST

Sumit Nagal went down 6-7 (7) 3-6 against Argentina's Sebastian Baez.

India's top-ranked singles player Sumit Nagal made a first round exit from the Geneva Open after going down fighting against Argentina's Sebastian Baez. The world no.94 went down 6-7 (7) 3-6 to the Argentine, who is a clay court specialist, in a match that lasted one hour, 52-minutes here on Sunday.

India's Sumit Nagal reacts after a point.(AFP)
India's Sumit Nagal reacts after a point.(AFP)

"Gutted with the loss today. But good preparation ahead of Roland Garros. Paris next," Nagal, who has qualified for the French Open, tweeted after the loss.

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Nagal started off brightly taking an early 4-1 lead over Baez. He also had a set point.

But world no. 19 Baez, who has already won two titles on clay this season, showed his class to force a tiebreaker owing to his fantastic first serve performance.

In the second set, Baez continued to bank on his superb first serve, and wrapped up the proceedings in 38 minutes.

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