Cristian Garin, second seed at the ATP Buenos Aires Open will face the qualifier, Sumit Nagal in the second round. Nagal is ranked 150th in the world, whereas Garin is ranked 22nd in the ATP Rankings.
- Tournament: ATP Buenos Aires 2021
- Match: Sumit Nagal vs Cristian Garin
- Round: Round 2
- Date: 3rd March, 2021
- Prize Money: $6,310
- Venue: Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Surface: Red Clay
Sumit Nagal vs Cristian Garin: Match Preview
Sumit Nagal is having a dream run at the Argentina Open so far. He went through three qualifying matches to book a berth in the main draw at Buenos Aires. He secured his first ever ATP main draw victory after he demolished the Portuguese, Joao Sousa in straight sets in the first round. The Indian dropped just two gams throughout the match, which included a bagel in the second set.
Cristian Garin received a bye in the first round by virtue of being the second seed. The Chilean’s last tournament was the Delray Beach Open which he played in early January where he lost in the first round to Chris Harrison.
Sumit Nagal vs Cristian Garin: Head-to-Head
The duo have faced just one time in the past in 2018. Garin won the encounter at Genova Challenger in three sets and leads the head to head encounter 1-0.
Sumit Nagal vs Cristian Garin: Match Prediction
Sumit Nagal looks in solid form at the moment. Even though, Garin is ranked much higher than Nagal, the Indian will be backing himself to spring up a surprise. The Chilean has not played competitive tennis for the past two months, whereas Nagal has been quite active on tour. Nagal has worked on several areas of his game in the past year and looks a much better player at the moment. The match is expected to be closely contested three set affair with Nagal just edging out the second seed to progress into the quarterfinals.
Match Prediction: Sumit Nagal to defeat Garin in three sets