Daniil Medvedev def Sumit Nagal 6-2, 6-1 tennis Olympics 2021 LIVE scores, updates & commentary

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJul 26, 2021 06:27 GMT

Daniil Medvedev def Sumit Nagal 6-2, 6-1


06:27 (GMT)26 JUL 2021

And on this note, we'll be ending our live coverage of Sumit Nagal's challenge at the Tokyo Olympics. Thanks for joining, and have a good day!

06:26 (GMT)26 JUL 2021

Nagal became the first Indian tennis player since Leander Paes to win a match at the Olympics when he beat Istomin in 3 sets. Although the Indian lost today, he's made his country proud on the world stage.

06:25 (GMT)26 JUL 2021

Meanwhile, Nagal will be hoping for a good North American hardcourt swing now that he has played himself back to form.

06:23 (GMT)26 JUL 2021

Daniil Medvedev, on his part, will now face Fabi Fognini for a place in the quarterfinals at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. It may be noted that the Russian hasn't lost to the Italian since 2017.

06:22 (GMT)26 JUL 2021

The Indian ran his higher-ranked opponent close during the second set, but their difference in physicality and psychology was made abundantly clear as the match continued.

06:21 (GMT)26 JUL 2021

Although the score is brutal, Nagal can take pride in the level he showed today against World No. 2 Medvedev.

06:21 (GMT)26 JUL 2021

Nagal misses a down-the-line forehand and Medvedev wins in pretty straightforward fashion, registering a 6-2, 6-1 victory!

06:20 (GMT)26 JUL 2021

Medvedev hits a cross-court backhand winner past a helpless Nagal, bringing up his 4th MATCHPOINT.

06:19 (GMT)26 JUL 2021

Nagal saves YET ANOTHER MATCHPOINT with a great approach, back to deuce.

06:18 (GMT)26 JUL 2021

Another double fault from Nagal, 3rd MATCHPOINT for the No. 2 seed.

06:18 (GMT)26 JUL 2021

Nagal saves yet another MATCHPOINT with his solid groundstrokes.

06:17 (GMT)26 JUL 2021

A backhand error from Nagal brings up yet another MATCHPOINT for Medvedev.

06:16 (GMT)26 JUL 2021

40-40, Nagal with a beautiful inside-out forehand that pulled Medvedev wide.

06:16 (GMT)26 JUL 2021

Medvedev with a dirty, dirty drop-shot that swerved after bouncing! MATCHPOINT for Medvedev.

06:15 (GMT)26 JUL 2021

Woah, Nagal with another cross-court forehand winner to bring the score to 30-30.

06:15 (GMT)26 JUL 2021

It might be over for Indian in tennis at the Games.

06:15 (GMT)26 JUL 2021

15-30, Nagal showing signs of being flustered. 

06:14 (GMT)26 JUL 2021

15-0, Nagal hits an ace that just clips the line!

06:14 (GMT)26 JUL 2021

One game away from the win!!

06:13 (GMT)26 JUL 2021

Another error from the Indian and it's 5-1 for the Russian.

06:13 (GMT)26 JUL 2021

The body language isn't good from the Indian

06:13 (GMT)26 JUL 2021

Medvedev keeps pushing Nagal on his backhand wing to draw the error.

30-0 on serve

06:12 (GMT)26 JUL 2021

After a changeover, the players are back on court.

Medvedev to serve.

06:10 (GMT)26 JUL 2021

Medvedev finally breaks to lead 4-1, second set starting to look a lot like the first one.

06:09 (GMT)26 JUL 2021

Nagal saves yet another BREAKPOINT, can he stay in the match?

06:08 (GMT)26 JUL 2021

Nagal hits some huge groundstrokes to save 1/3 BREAKPOINTS.

06:08 (GMT)26 JUL 2021

Double fault from Nagal to go down 0-40, this might be the death knell for India in tennis.

06:07 (GMT)26 JUL 2021

Medvedev leads Nagal 30-0. The Indian seems to be tiring and is now under pressure on his serve.

06:06 (GMT)26 JUL 2021

And Medvedev holds to canter to a 3-1 lead.

06:05 (GMT)26 JUL 2021

Nagal slicing a lot but Medvedev still finds the angle for a 40-15 lead

06:04 (GMT)26 JUL 2021


Nagal smartly pushes Medvedev wide with his inside-out forehand and finishes at the net.


06:04 (GMT)26 JUL 2021

Another big serve from the big Russian!

15-0 on serve

06:02 (GMT)26 JUL 2021

Monumental hold from Nagal, now trails Medvedev 2-6, 1-2 with the Russian to serve.

06:01 (GMT)26 JUL 2021

Advantage Nagal, the Indian coming up with some BIG-TIME PLAY UNDER PRESSURE!

06:00 (GMT)26 JUL 2021

40-40, Medvedev picks up an amazing cross-court forehand on the run which helped him win that point.

05:59 (GMT)26 JUL 2021

Advantage Nagal, who comes up with a line-licking forehand down the line winner!

05:59 (GMT)26 JUL 2021

40-40, Medvedev hanging tough in the cross-court rallies. Nagal needs a bit more on his groundstrokes.

05:58 (GMT)26 JUL 2021

40-30, Medvedev moves Nagal from side to side to win that point.

05:57 (GMT)26 JUL 2021

40-15, Nagal with another successful approach.

05:57 (GMT)26 JUL 2021

30-15, Nagal sets up the point beautifully with a good approach and a sweet volley to finish.

05:56 (GMT)26 JUL 2021

15-15, Nagal grunting more and more on his serves. Is he getting tired already?

05:56 (GMT)26 JUL 2021

0-15, Nagal loses the point with an uncharacteristic error.

05:55 (GMT)26 JUL 2021

Medvedev holds!

It's 2-0 to the Russian with a break of serve

05:55 (GMT)26 JUL 2021

The Russian produces an ace and has a game point

05:54 (GMT)26 JUL 2021


Brilliant movement from Nagal! He pushes Medvedev wide and moves forward to finish with a superb backhand.


05:53 (GMT)26 JUL 2021

It's 40-30 now for the Russian

05:53 (GMT)26 JUL 2021

Having wrongfooted Nagal, Medvedev leads 40-15 on serve

05:52 (GMT)26 JUL 2021

As usual Nagal pulls the trigger too early!

His forehand errors continue to haunt him.

It's 30-15 for Medvedev on serve

05:52 (GMT)26 JUL 2021

What a start to this set for Medvedev!

He is looking to consolidate the break

05:51 (GMT)26 JUL 2021

Medvedev breaks to lead 1-0 in the second set. 
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