Updated April 3rd, 2024 at 22:39 IST

Sumit Nagal wins opening round at Marrakesh Open in France

Nagal, currently ranked 95, rallied his way to beat Moutet 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the opening round of the Grand Prix Hassan II event.

Sumit Nagal celebrates after defeating Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan in their first round match at the Australian Open | Image: AP
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Top Indian tennis player Sumit Nagal on Tuesday made a promising start at Marrakesh Open, entering the second round with a thrilling win over Corentin Moutet of France at the ATP 250 event in Morocco.

Nagal, currently ranked 95, rallied his way to beat Moutet 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the opening round of the Grand Prix Hassan II event.

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Nagal had lost to the same opponent in a Challenger final in Helsinki last year.

Nagal will be up against fourth-seeded Italian Lorenzo Sonego in the next round, which will be a repeat of the first-round clash between the two in this year's Dubai Championships.

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"Stoked to begin my clay season with a hard-fought win in Marrakech, Looking forward to the next match already. Let’s goooo!," he tweeted after the match. PTI ATK BS BS

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Published April 3rd, 2024 at 22:39 IST