Indian star Sumit Nagal is out in the second round at the Tennis Grand Slam US Open. He was defeated 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 by world number-3 Dominic Thiem of Austria. Thiem also had a birthday on 3 September. He has turned 27. At the same time, in the Women’s singles, 2 Grand Slam winners Spain’s Garbin Muguruza also lost out.
Earlier, Sumit defeated the Bradley Klan of America 6–1, 6–3, 3–6, 6–1 in the first round. He became the first Indian to win a round of a Grand Slam in 7 years. Somdev Devvarman had done this before him.
Nagal got direct entry to US Open
Several veterans, including defending champion Rafael Nadal and most 20 Grand Slam winners Roger Federer, have withdrawn from the tournament due to Corona. Due to this Nagal got direct entry in US Open. He arrived last time by qualifying. He was then defeated by Roger Federer in the first round.
Thiem could only reach the quarterfinals of US Open
Thiem defeated Spain’s Jaume Munar 7-6, 6-3 in straight sets in his first round. Thiam has played the semi-finals of the French Open twice in his career (2016 and 2017). At the US Open, he has reached the quarter-finals only once in 2018.
Muguruza won the French Open and Wimbledon
At the same time, Muguruza was defeated by Svetna Pironkova of Bulgaria 7-5, 6-3 in straight sets. Among women, the world number-16 Muguruza was able to reach the fourth round in 2017 so far at the US Open. She has previously been the French Open in 2016 and Wimbledon champion in 2017.