Sumit Nagal wins Tampere Open, his 2nd ATP Challenger Title of the year

Indian tennis player Sumit Nagal beat Dalibor Svrcina of the Czech Republic in straight sets to clinch the Tampere Open title in Tampere, Finland. Nagal displayed his prowess on the court, triumphing over Svrcina with a scoreline of 6-4, 7-5.

Nagal started off the event with a 6-4, 6-1 win over former world No 35 Jiri Vesely in the first round before beating Brazil’s Joao Lucas Reis Da Silva 6-3, 6-7(2), 7-6(4) in the second round.

In the quarterfinal, he scored a 6-3, 6-3 win over Tunisia’s Aziz Dougaz and then in the semifinal, he beat Spain’s Daniel Rincon 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 to make it to the final.

In the final, Nagal got off to a shaky start, losing his first serve game as Svrcina raced to a 3-0 lead and extended it to 4-1. However, the Indian immediately regained his composure and broke back successively on three instances.

At 5-5, Nagal broke Svrcina yet again, leading 6-5. Serving it out for the championship, the Czech engaged in some last-gasp power-hitting and saved three match points. Finally, he fell in the fourth match point, as the Indian closed the contest in an hour and 44 minutes.