Australian Open Qualifiers: Nagal suffers 1st round defeat

January 16, 2020

Lawn TennisAustralian Open

  • India’s Sumit Nagal suffered a straight-set opening round loss to crash out of the men’s singles qualifiers of the Australian Open in Melbourne on Thursday.
  • Nagal, seeded 21st in the qualifiers, was defeated by Mohamed Safwat of Egypt 7-6 (2) 6-2 after a one hour and 28 minutes contest.
  • Prajnesh Gunneswaran remains the lone Indian in contention after advancing to the second round of the men’s singles. Prajnesh defeated local wild card Harry Bourchier 6-2 6-4 to set up a second round clash with Germany’s Yannick Hanfmann.

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