Nagal seals victory over Nardi, captures men's singles title at Chennai Open 2024

Nagal seals victory over Nardi, captures men's singles title at Chennai Open 2024

Chennai: India's rising tennis star Sumit Nagal defeated Italy's Luca Nardi in the Chennai Open 2024 to clinch the men's singles title on Sunday at the SDAT Tennis Stadium. Nagal, currently ranked 121, defeated top seed Nardi 6-1, 6-4 to claim the fifth ATP Challenger Tour title of his career and the first of this season.

The Indian star has previously won Challenger Tour titles in Tampere and Rome last year, in Buenos Aires in 2019, and clinched the Bengaluru Open title in 2017. Nagal was efficient and moved briskly to secure a crucial break in the second game of the first set. He went on to deflect two break points in the fifth game and eventually managed to get the second break of the first set. He went on to go one up by securing the first set in 38 minutes.