Sumit Nagal through to quarters in Prague
India’s top singles player Sumit Nagal advanced to the singles quarterfinals of the Prague Open with a come-from-behind win over lower-ranked Kiri Lehecka.
Sixth seed and world No. 127 had to battle hard to prevail 5-7 7-6(4) 6-3 in two hours and 21-minute second-round contest of the Euro 137,560 clay-court event.
Nagal is expected to meet three-time Grand Slam winner Stan Wawrinka in the next round. The Swiss is up against Germany’s Oscar Otte in his second-round contest.
Nagal is also competing in the doubles draw. The other Indians featuring in the doubles are Divij Sharan and N Sriram Balaji.