Sumit Nagal to face Stan Wawrinka in Prague Open quarterfinal

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Sumit Nagal to face Stan Wawrinka in Prague Open quarterfinal

India's top singles player Sumit Nagal set up the Prague Open quarter-final clash against three-time Grand Slam winner Stan Wawrinka following a come-from-behind win over lower-ranked Jiri Lehecka

Sixth seed and world number 127 Nagal had to battle hard to win 5-7, 7-6(4), 6-3 in the two-hour and 21-minute second round contest against the local player, ranked 617.

Nagal, who played against Roger Federer at US Open last year, will test his game against the Swiss, who also rallied to beat Germany’s Oscar Otte.

Wawrinka won 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 in one hour and 54 minute long second round contest of the Euro 137,650 clay court tournament.

In the doubles draw, the top seeded Indo-Dutch combo of Divij Sharan and Robin Haase also advanced to the quarterfinals with a 6-3 6-2 win over Jonas Forejtek and Michael Vrbensky.

Another Indian advancing to the doubles quarterfinals was N Sriram Balaji, who has paired with Belgium's Kimmer Coppejans. They defeated Andres Molteni and Hugo Nys 7-5 4-6 10-6 in their round of 16 match.

Source: PTI
Photo: Martin Sidorjak

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