Sumit Nagal produced his best effort of the week to breeze previous Jay Clarke 6-1, 6-4 to achieve the semifinals of the Chennai Open ATP Challenger 100 event on Friday.
The 25-year-old Indian was on the cash from the primary level and fully outplayed the British participant as he broke him thrice to take the opening set in 37 minutes.
Nagal hit with good depth and was fluent on each his forehand and backhand sides as he attacked the strains.
Looking for solutions, the Briton approached the online usually however was poor along with his slice drops, and Nagal punished him with passing winners.
Nagal once more seemed to run away with the second set when he had Clarke down 0-40 within the fourth sport earlier than the Briton managed to carry it with some good first serves. However, the Indian was too good for Clarke on the day and broke the latter within the tenth sport to seal the match.
Nagal will meet American Nicolas Moreno De Alboran on Saturday for a spot within the remaining.
Results (Singles, quarterfinals):
Sumit Nagal bt Jay Clarke (GBR) 6-1, 6-4;
Nicolas Moreno De Alboran (USA) bt Yasutaka Uchiyama (Jpn) 6-3, 6-4;
Max Purcell (Aus) bt James Duckworth (Aus) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4; Dane Sweeny (Aus) bt Arthur Cazaux (Fra) 6-7 (5), 7-6 (9), 6-3;
Men’s Doubles (semifinals): Sebastian Ofner (Aut) & Nino Serdarusic (Cro) bt N. Sriram Balaji & Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan 4-6, 7-6 (5), 10-4;
Jay Clarke (GBR) & Arjun Kadhe bt Petr Nouza (Cze) & Andrew Paulson (Cze) 7-5, 4-6, 10-8.