Australian Open Qualifiers: Nagal suffers 1st round defeatJanuary 16, 2020
- 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 minutescontest. PrajneshGunneswaran remains the lone Indian in contention after advancing to the second round of the men’s singles. Prajneshdefeated local wild card Harry Bourchier 6-2 6-4 to set up a second round clash with Germany’s Yannick Hanfmann.