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Sumit Nagal enters main draw of Geneva Open, can face Casper Ruud and Ben Shelton

Published at :May 18, 2024 at 11:04 AM
Modified at :May 18, 2024 at 11:04 AM
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Shashank Tripathi

Sumit Nagal was eliminated in the first round of the ATP 175 Bordeaux Open, earlier this week.

Indian tennis star Sumit Nagal has secured a spot in the main draw of the upcoming ATP 250 Geneva Open, scheduled from May 18 to 25.

The first edition of the tournament was played in 1980. However, from 1992 to 2014, the status of the competition was changed to Challengers. In 2015, the Geneva Open became a 250 ATP event that usually takes place before the French Open every year.

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Stan Wawrinka and Casper Ruud have won the competition twice, while Nicolas Jarry triumphed in the last edition. This year, Sumit Nagal has secured a spot in the tournament’s main draw after the withdrawal of the defending champion, Jarry.

Casper Ruud has been seeded first in the ATP 250 event, while Ben Shelton and Taylor Fritz are also set to play in the tournament. Nagal recently suffered a disappointing loss against former junior world No. 1 Harold Mayot in the first round of the ATP 175 Bordeaux Open. Hence, the Indian tennis star would be looking forward to getting back in form ahead of the 2024 French Open. 

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Sumit Nagal has been enjoying a breakthrough campaign on the ATP tour in 2024. He recorded a gritty win over Kazakhstan’s Alexander Bublik in the first round of the 2024 Australian Open. Moreover, he also managed to win a sit against former World No. 7 Holger Rune at the 2024 Monte Carlo Masters.

Nagal also managed to reach his career-best ranking of 80, earlier this year. Apart from that, he also became the first Indian to secure a spot in the main draw of Roland Garros via rankings or direct qualification, after Prajnesh Gunneswaran in 2019.

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