Nagal Makes Winning Debut at Miami Open, Beats Diallo in Qualifiers

Indian tennis star Sumit Nagal kicked off his Miami Open campaign in style, defeating Canada’s Gabriel Diallo 7-6(7-3), 6-2 in the first round of qualifiers. This marked a successful debut for Nagal at the prestigious Masters tournament.

The 26-year-old Nagal showcased composure throughout the match, particularly in a tight first set. He faced a challenge from the towering 6’8″ Diallo, but managed to save a crucial break point in the seventh game. This resilience proved vital as Nagal went on to clinch the first set in a tie-breaker with a score of 7-6(3).

The second set was a different story. Nagal dominated play, breaking Diallo’s serve twice – in the first and seventh games. His strong service game kept Diallo at bay, allowing Nagal to comfortably close out the set 6-2 and secure the victory.


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Key takeaways from the article:

  • Sumit Nagal defeated Gabriel Diallo 7-6(7-3), 6-2 in the first round of Miami Open qualifiers.
  • This marked a successful debut for Nagal at the tournament.
  • Nagal displayed composure, especially in a tight first set, to win the crucial tie-breaker.
  • He dominated the second set with strong serving and two breaks of Diallo’s serve.
  • Nagal will now face Coleman Wong in the final round of qualifiers for a chance to enter the main draw.

This win sets Nagal up for a shot at the main draw of the Miami Open. His next opponent will be 19-year-old Coleman Wong of Hong Kong, a player Nagal has already defeated at the ATP Bengaluru Challenger in straight sets.

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