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Indian player Nagal retires in second round against Tabilo in Santo Domingo Open ATP Challenger

Indian player Nagal retires in second round against Tabilo in Santo Domingo Open ATP Challenger

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 09 Oct 2019, 04:51 am

Chandigarh, Oct 9 (UNI) Sumit Nagal of India on Wednesday suffered his second successive defeat in the ATP Challenger, as he went down to Alejandro Tabilo of Chile 7-6 (5), 6-2, 2-0, he got retired in over two hours and 11 minutes match in the second round of $162,480 Santo Domingo Open ATP Challenger tournament.

Nagal, seeded sixth, started authoritatively in the first set as he raced to a big 4-1 lead after breaking Alejandro Tabilo in the fourth game. However, Tabilo staged a smart recovery and after breaking Nagal's service in the seventh game, he levelled the score to 4-4. Thereafter the set progressed with serve before Nagal clinched the set in tie-breaker 7-6 (5).

Tabilo, ranked 224, looked in total command as he did not drop even a single game in the second set which be won by 6-0. Nagal's service was broken in the second, fourth and sixth game.

Leveled one set-all, Tabilo won his service game in the third set to take 1-0 lead. Then a marathon and fierce tussle ensued. Nagal, who was playing with his career best world ranking of 129, saved six break points before.

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