Banja Luka Challenger: Sumit Nagal finishes runner up

Sixth seed Sumit Nagal suffered a straight-sets defeat to Dutchman Tallon Griekspoor.

Sumit Nagal has managed five Challenger semifinal appearances this season. (FILE IMAGE)   -  AP

Seventh seed Tallon Griekspoor of the Netherlands scotched the aspirations of sixth seed Sumit Nagal with a 6-2, 6-3 victory in the final of the €46,600 Challenger tennis tournament in Banja Luka, Bosnia & Herzegovina, on Sunday.

The defeat apart, it was a breakthrough performance for Sumit, who is supported by Virat Kohli Foundation, after five semifinal appearances in Challengers this season.

Sumit who had won his maiden Challenger in Bengaluru in 2017, collected 48 ATP points and € 3,650. The champion pocketed 80 points and € 6,190.

Support Sportstar

Dear Reader,

Support our journalism — where text and pictures intermingle so seamlessly — and help us scale up your experience as the world changes around us. Your contribution is vital to our brand of uninfluenced, boots-on-the-ground reportage that’s worth your while. Clickbait sensationalism is not for us, but editorial independence is — we owe it to you.

  Dugout videos