Nagal, ranked 150, produced high-class tennis on Wednesday to register an impressive 6-4 6-3 second round win over his Chilean rival, who is ranked way above at the 22nd spot in the ATP chart.
“I enjoy playing on clay," Nagal said. “I enjoy the long rallies where you grind, you run a lot. For me, I hit a lot of forehands. I get a lot of time on clay to hit forehands, so that’s what I like."
Nagal will play Spain’s Albert Ramos-Vinolas, in what will be the Indian’s maiden quarterfinal appearance at the ATP Tour level. Ramos-Vinolas had defeated Domnik Koepfer of Germany 7-5 6-4.
The action from the ATP 250 - Argentina Open - Buenos Aires - Day 4 will be LIVE on EUROSPORT and EUROSPORT HD from 21:30 Hrs (09:30 pm IST) onwards on Thursday, 4th March 2021.(With inputs from PTI)