Argentina Open: Nagal registers biggest career win, enters quarters

In what will be his maiden quarterfinal appearance at the ATP Tour level, Sumit Nagal will play Spain’s Albert Ramos-Vinolas.

Sumit Nagal will play his maiden quarterfinal at the ATP Tour level. (File Photo)   -  AP

India’s Sumit Nagal registered the biggest singles win of his career, beating World No. 22 and clay specialist Cristian Garin, to enter the last eight of the Argentina Open ATP 250 tournament in Buenos Aires.

In what will be his maiden quarterfinal appearance at the ATP Tour level, Nagal will play Spain’s Albert Ramos-Vinolas.

“The win means a lot,” Nagal told Sportstar after the win over Garin, the tournament’s second seed. “I am very happy that I am getting to play a lot of matches. Playing against my friend Garin was fun today.”

“I played a good match, followed my gameplan and came out on top. I  am enjoying being back on clay and looking forward for my next match.”

Ramos-Vinolas is another clay-lover and is currently ranked 46 in the world, 104 places above Nagal. 

The Spaniard’s only two ATP Tour titles have both come on the dirt and he also has to his name an appearance in the final of the ATP Monte Carlo Masters in 2017, which he lost to Rafael Nadal.