India’s Sumit Nagal left the Australian Open with a first-round destruction, battling to adapt to the force stuffed round of Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis, here on Tuesday.
Nagal’s test flattened surprisingly fast as Berankis’ amazing ground strokes end up being excessively useful for the Indian, who lost 2-6 5-7 3-6 out of two hours and 10 minutes.
Nagal had lost to the world number 72 in the most recent week’s check up occasion as well.
The 23-year-old Nagal rolled out four straight games in the second set in his offer to organize a rebound yet the underlying predominance by Berankis to a great extent directed the result of the match.
While Nagal established a connection with his past two Thousand Pummel appearances, the world number 144 could just play well in patches on Tuesday.
The exact and strong ground strokes of Berankis left Nagal playing protectively.
He improved as the game advanced however Berankis didn’t waver on central issues.
Serving at 2-3, the Indian hit a forehand long to give Berankis three breakpoints in the 6th game and the Lithuanian changed the second with a forehand champ over to go up 4-2.Nagal himself had three opportunities to attract the primary blood the third game, going up 40-0 on Berankis’ serve, yet could change over none.
The Indian attempted to battle fire with fire yet the power appeared by Berankis overwhelmed him and he wound up serving to remain in the set.
In the second set as well, it was Berankis who overwhelmed the procedures. Two crushes fixed Nagal spirit and he went down 0-4.
Nagal attempted to get on the board, missing two break focuses offered by Berankis in the fifth game yet figured out how to break his adversary in that game.
As he began to play more forceful, Nagal figured out how to paw his way back, making it 4-4.
Berankis was blameworthy of unforced mistakes in that short stage, giving simple focuses to Nagal.
Be that as it may, Berankis won the central issues to guarantee he remained on the correct side of the outcome.
India’s singles challenge is finished and now everyone’s eyes will be on duplicates players — Rohan Bopanna, Divij Sharan and Ankita Raina.