Campinas Challenger: Sumit Nagal bows out in semis

Sumit Nagal lost to Argentina's Juan Pablo Ficovich in straight sets at Campinas, Brazil, while Ramkumar Ramanathan lost the doubles final at Barcelona.


Sumit Nagal became the third Indian to face Roger Federer and the first one to take a set off the tennis ace, when they met in the US Open in August. (File Photo)   -  Getty Images

Sumit Nagal’s fine run over two weeks on clay came to an end, as he was beaten 6-4, 6-1 by Juan Pablo Ficovich of Argentina in the semifinals of the $54,160 Challenger tennis tournament in Campinas, Brazil.

Sumit, who had won the Challenger last week in Buenos Aires, to reach a career best rank of 35, collected 29 ATP points and $2,510. He also impressed with the at the US Open as took a set off 20-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer in the first round.

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In the Challenger in Barcelona, Ramkumar Ramanathan in partnership with Sergio Martos Gornes of Spain was beaten in the doubles final by Simone Bolelli of Italy and David Vega Hernandez of Spain.

The results:

$ 54,160 Challenger, Campinas, Brazil
Singles (semifinals): Juan Pablo Ficovich (Arg) bt Sumit Nagal 6-4, 6-1.

€ 46,600 Challenger, Barcelona, Spain

Doubles (final): Simone Bolelli (Ita) & David Vega Hernandez (Esp) bt Sergio Martos Gornes (Esp) & Ramkumar Ramanathan 6-4, 7-5.

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