Sumit Nagal marches to final qualifying round on Indian Wells debut

Indian Wells, March 5 (IANS) Indian No.1 tennis player Sumit Nagal secured a convincing 6-2, 6-2 victory over American wildcard Stefan Dostanic in straight sets during his first-round qualifying match of the Indian Wells Open on Monday.

On his debut at the Indian Wells Open, Nagal, who is seeded eighth, exhibited remarkable composure, not allowing his opponent a single break point throughout the match.

By progressing to the final qualifying round, Nagal not only assured himself of valuable ranking points but also pocketed USD 14,400 in prize money.

Nagal’s success at Indian Wells adds to his recent achievements, including his historic advancement to the second round of the Australian Open and his title win at the Chennai Challengers, which propelled him into the top 100 rankings.

In the upcoming second qualifying round on Tuesday, Nagal is set to face off against Seong-chan Hong in what promises to be an exciting matchup.



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