Lucky loser Sumit Nagal lost from the brink of victory in the first round of the €271,345 ATP tennis tournament in Cologne on Tuesday.
Sumit, who had lost the second and final round in the qualifying event, was beaten 4-6, 7-6(4), 6-1 by Momir Kecmanovic of Serbia in the main draw.
In the Challenger in Ismaning, Prajnesh Gunneswaran and Ramkumar Ramanathan made singles pre-quarterfinals.
€271,345 ATP, Cologne, Germany: Singles (first round): Momir Kecmanovic (Srb) bt Sumit Nagal 4-6 7-6(4), 6-1.
Qualifying singles (second and final round): Pierre-Hugues Herbert (Fra) bt Sumit Nagal 6-2, 6-2; First round: Nagal bt Norbert Gombos (Svk) 7-5, 6-4.
€44,820 Challenger, Ismaning, Germany: Singles (first round): Prajnesh Gunneswaran bt Tomas Martin Etcheverry (Arg) 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(3); Ramkumar Ramanathan bt Quentin Halys (Fra) 7-6(5), 6-3.
$15,000 ITF men, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt: Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Vladyslav Manafov (Ukr) & Arjun Kadhe bt Marko Miladinovic & Miljan Zekic (Srb) 6-3, 6-4; Felix Corwin (US) & Vladyslav Orlov (Ukr) bt Kelsey Stevenson (Can) & Sidharth Rawat 6-4, 6-4.