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

Daniil Medvedev def Sumit Nagal 6-2, 6-1
Updated: 26 July 2021 11:57 IST - Published: July, 26 2021 10:29 AM IST
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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!
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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.
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Meanwhile, Nagal will be hoping for a good North American hardcourt swing now that he has played himself back to form.
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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.
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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.
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Although the score is brutal, Nagal can take pride in the level he showed today against World No. 2 Medvedev.
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Nagal misses a down-the-line forehand and Medvedev wins in pretty straightforward fashion, registering a 6-2, 6-1 victory!
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Medvedev hits a cross-court backhand winner past a helpless Nagal, bringing up his 4th MATCHPOINT.
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Nagal saves YET ANOTHER MATCHPOINT with a great approach, back to deuce.
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Another double fault from Nagal, 3rd MATCHPOINT for the No. 2 seed.
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Nagal saves yet another MATCHPOINT with his solid groundstrokes.
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A backhand error from Nagal brings up yet another MATCHPOINT for Medvedev.
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40-40, Nagal with a beautiful inside-out forehand that pulled Medvedev wide.
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Medvedev with a dirty, dirty drop-shot that swerved after bouncing! MATCHPOINT for Medvedev.
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Woah, Nagal with another cross-court forehand winner to bring the score to 30-30.
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It might be over for Indian in tennis at the Games.
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15-30, Nagal showing signs of being flustered. 
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15-0, Nagal hits an ace that just clips the line!
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One game away from the win!!
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Another error from the Indian and it's 5-1 for the Russian.
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The body language isn't good from the Indian
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Medvedev keeps pushing Nagal on his backhand wing to draw the error.

30-0 on serve
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After a changeover, the players are back on court.

Medvedev to serve.
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Medvedev finally breaks to lead 4-1, second set starting to look a lot like the first one.
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Nagal saves yet another BREAKPOINT, can he stay in the match?
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Nagal hits some huge groundstrokes to save 1/3 BREAKPOINTS.
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Double fault from Nagal to go down 0-40, this might be the death knell for India in tennis.
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Medvedev leads Nagal 30-0. The Indian seems to be tiring and is now under pressure on his serve.
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And Medvedev holds to canter to a 3-1 lead.
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Nagal slicing a lot but Medvedev still finds the angle for a 40-15 lead
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WOWW!

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

15-15
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Another big serve from the big Russian!

15-0 on serve
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Monumental hold from Nagal, now trails Medvedev 2-6, 1-2 with the Russian to serve.
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Advantage Nagal, the Indian coming up with some BIG-TIME PLAY UNDER PRESSURE!
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40-40, Medvedev picks up an amazing cross-court forehand on the run which helped him win that point.
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Advantage Nagal, who comes up with a line-licking forehand down the line winner!
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40-40, Medvedev hanging tough in the cross-court rallies. Nagal needs a bit more on his groundstrokes.
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40-30, Medvedev moves Nagal from side to side to win that point.
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40-15, Nagal with another successful approach.
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30-15, Nagal sets up the point beautifully with a good approach and a sweet volley to finish.
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15-15, Nagal grunting more and more on his serves. Is he getting tired already?
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0-15, Nagal loses the point with an uncharacteristic error.
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Medvedev holds!

It's 2-0 to the Russian with a break of serve
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The Russian produces an ace and has a game point
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WOOOOW!

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

Deuce
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It's 40-30 now for the Russian
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Having wrongfooted Nagal, Medvedev leads 40-15 on serve
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As usual Nagal pulls the trigger too early!

His forehand errors continue to haunt him.

It's 30-15 for Medvedev on serve
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What a start to this set for Medvedev!

He is looking to consolidate the break
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Medvedev breaks to lead 1-0 in the second set. 
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