Samarkand Challenger: Sumit Nagal goes down fighting against Joao Menezes

The run to the last-four helped Sumit Nagal collect 29 ATP points.

Sumit Nagal won the first set but lost the second and third set 6-4 6-3.   -  V. Sreenivasa Murthy

Davis Cupper Sumit Nagal failed to win another game on resumption and was beaten 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 by Joao Menezes of Brazil in the semifinals of the $54,160 Challenger tennis tournament in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, on Sunday.

Resuming with his serve at 3-4 in the third set, after rain had forced suspension of play on Saturday, Sumit could not get into his rhythm that had helped him string a series of good matches.

Sumit collected 29 ATP points and $2,510.

The results

$54,160 Challenger, Samarkand, Uzbekistan
Singles (semifinals): Joao Menezes (Bra) bt Sumit Nagal 5-7, 6-4, 6-3.

$15,000 ITF men, Kampala, Uganda
Doubles (semifinals): Simon Car (Irl) & Ryan James Storrie (GBR) by Giovani Samaha (Lbn) & Aryan Goveas 4-6, 6-3, [10-6].

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