Dominant Nagal progress to Zadar Challenger quarter-finals
By Saurabh Singh | AITA
India’s Sumit Nagal registered a dominant 6-0, 6-1 win over Croatia’s wildcard entrant Frane Nincevic in their round of 16 tie at the €44,820 Zadar Open in just 57 minutes today.
Seeded second in the ATP Challenger 80 category event, 23-year-old Nagal came out all guns blazing and won nine games straight against local boy Nincevic (21).
Nincevic pulled one back in the fourth game of the second set but Nagal regained composure and closed out the match in the next three.
En route to his win today, Nagal managed to save both break points and was able to convert five out of nine breaks available to him.
World no 139 Nagal won his opening tie against another local hope Nino Serdarusic (305) yesterday, 7-6, 6-4.
Nagal is slated to play the winner of Italy’s Alessandro Giannessi (world rank 169), fifth seed, and Bosnian qualifier Nerman Fatic (381) in his quarter-finals tie.