Davis Cup: Sumit Nagal routed by Cilic, India lose to Croatia 3-1

first_imgZagreb: India lost their Davis Cup qualifier 1-3 to Croatia after Sumit Nagal suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of Marin Cilic in Zagreb.India were kept in the tie by doubles pair Rohan Bopanna and Leander Paes, who beat Mate Pavic and Franko Skugor 6-3, 6-7, 7-5 in a match that lasted two hours and 21 minutes.However, Nagal was no match for World no 37 Cilic and won just one game in his entire match. Cilic ended up winning 6-0, 6-1 and the match lasted just under an hour.India will now have to compete in World Group I in September so as to get back to the qualifiers. The team has faltered at the same stage against formidable sides continuously over the past few years.46-year-old Paes has extended his Davis Cup doubles win record to 45 games. He had announced in January that he would be ending his nearly three-decade-long professional career at the end of the year. IANSAlso Read: Tata Open: Sumit Nagal loses to Vicktor Troicki in first roundAlso Watch: NDFB-S General Secretary B R Ferenga likely to join UPPL party soonlast_img

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