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Davis Cup: Sumit Nagal Leads India’s Fightback to Finish Day One 1-1 Towards Morocco – News18

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Final Up to date: September 16, 2023, 22:00 IST

Sumit Nagal in the Davis Cup (AITA)

Sumit Nagal within the Davis Cup (AITA)

Sasikumar Mukund misplaced the opening conflict earlier than Sumit Nagal received his match to make it 1-1 for India in opposition to Morocco.

Sumit Nagal defeated Adam Moundir 6-3, 6-3 in straight units to steer India’s fightback as they drew 1-1 parity in opposition to Morocco on Day 1 of the Davis Cup World Group II tie on the Vijayant Khand Mini Stadium in Gomti Nagar on Saturday.

Sumit Nagal took on big-serving Adam Moundir within the second singles match after Sasikumar Mukund was compelled to concede within the opener in opposition to Yassine Dlimi earlier within the day.

Fortunes modified arms a few instances within the first set between the 2 gamers. Sumit broke Moundir within the fifth recreation to go up 3-2. The Moroccan was fast to bounce again proper within the subsequent recreation to tie the scores at 3-3. Sumit broke him once more within the seventh to take a 4-3 lead.

Sumit held his serve within the eighth recreation to consolidate his result in 5-3. Starting with a double fault and a few highly effective forehands from Sumit noticed Moundir commit some unforced errors as Sumit bagged the primary set 6-3.

Moundir didn’t pose an enormous menace to the 26-year-old Indian who got here up with some huge serves and forehand strokes to assert the set and the match 6-3, 6-3.

In the meantime within the first singles, Mukund conceded his singles match 7-6 (4), 5-7, 1-4 to Morocco’s Yassine Dlimi. After each gamers had received a set every in making an attempt situations, Dlimi was main 4-1 when cramps compelled Mukund to retire.

Rain delayed the beginning of the matches which was to start at 2pm. Proceedings began with the opening ceremony which was attended by the All India Tennis Affiliation (AITA) President Anil Jain, AITA Secretary Common Anil Dhupar, Uttar Pradesh Tennis Affiliation President Navneet Sehgal, India nice Vijay Amritraj and different officers.

The Sunday motion will see Rohan Bopanna play his final Davis Cup match. Bopanna will pair with Yuki Bhambri to play the Moroccan doubles pair of Elliot Benchetrit and Younes Lalami Laaroussi. Within the reverse singles on the ultimate day, Nagal will play Dlimi and Mukund will face Moundir.

Motion from the Davis Cup will start at 1pm and shall be broadcast stay on Doordarshan Sports activities and Sony Sports activities Community.

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