US Open 2019: Sumit Nagal beats Japanese Tatsum Ito in straight sets in first-round of qualifiers

India's Sumit Nagal won his first-round match in the US Open qualifiers which is also his first win in a Grand Slam qualifying event

Press Trust of India August 21, 2019 14:39:18 IST
US Open 2019: Sumit Nagal beats Japanese Tatsum Ito in straight sets in first-round of qualifiers
  • Nagal, placed at a career-best 190 right now, knocked out the 133rd ranked and 26th seed 7-6, 6-2 in one hour and 52 minutes

  • Last year, Nagal had competed in the qualifiers of the Australian Open, the French Open and the Wimbledon Championships but could not win a match

  • This is Nagal's first attempt at making the Grand Slam singles main draw this season

New York: Young Indian tennis player Sumit Nagal earned his first win at a Grand Slam qualifying event, knocking out seasoned Japanese Tatsum Ito in straight sets at the US Open qualifiers, here.

US Open 2019 Sumit Nagal beats Japanese Tatsum Ito in straight sets in firstround of qualifiers

File image of Sumit Nagal. AFP

Nagal, placed at a career-best 190 right now, knocked out the 133rd ranked and 26th seed 7-6 (6), 6-2 in one hour and 52 minutes on Tuesday. Last year, he had competed in the qualifiers of the Australian Open, the French Open and the Wimbledon Championships but could not win a match.

This is Nagal's first attempt at making the Grand Slam singles main draw this season in which he enjoyed considerable success and broke into the top-200. The 22-year-old from Haryana next faces Canada's Peter Polansky, who is ranked 192.

Earlier, India's Ankita Raina had also won her first-round match against Belgian Ysaline Bonaventure  6-1, 1-6, 6-2. She is scheduled to play Czech Republic's Denisa Allertova in the second round of the women's singles qualifying event.

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