The hosts had a reason to smile as doubles pair of Anirudh Chandrasekhar and N Prashanth reached the semi-finals, overcoming Benjamin Lock of Zimbabwe and Australia’s Akira Santillan 3-6, 6-4, 12-10.
Sumit Nagal kept the Indian hopes alive in the Bengaluru Open 2023 with an intensely-fought 7-6 (3), 5-7, 6-4 win over Ly Nam Hoang of Vietnam in the Round of 32 at the KSLTA Stadium on Tuesday.
Nagal was more agile and covered the court better
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Meanwhile, Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan will take India's challenge at the Australian Open as they will compete in the men's doubles event with their respective partners.
Dominic Thiem converted on 6 of 14 breakpoint chances and finished with 30 winners while Sumit Nagal fired 12 winners and committed 38 unforced errors.
Sumit Nagal maintained a win percentage of 80 per cent on his first serves in the first set during which the experienced American made 15 unforced errors.
Earlier, Sumit Nagal advanced to the singles quarterfinals of the Prague Open with a hard-fought victory over lower-ranked Kiri Lehecka.