TENNIS- Indian fifth seed Sumit Nagal lost in straight sets 6-3, 6-3 to Antoine Escoffier of France in the very first round of Chennai Open ATP Challenger.
Saketh Myneni also out
Saketh Myneni suffered a 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-4 loss to Pune qualifier Arjun khade. India's top singles player and Yuki Bhambri will start his campaign today.
N Vijay Sundar Prashanth also lost 6-3, 6-4 to third seed Duckhee Lee while fourth seed Egyptian Mohammed Safwat got past Alessandro Bega of Italy 6-4, 6-3.
Thailand qualifier Wishaya Trongcharoenchaikul beat N Sriram Balaji 6-4, 3-6, 7-5.