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