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.
$ 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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