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Indian tennis sensation  Sumit Nagal pulled off a stunning victory against Argentina's Facundo Diaz Acosta 7-5, 2-6, 6-2 to qualify for the main draw of the Monte Carlo Masters. With this win, Nagal became the first Indian in 42 years to reach the  Monte Carlo Masters main draw.  The last Indian to play in the Monte Carlo main draw was Ramesh Krishnan in 1982, who suffered a Round 1 defeat.

Nagal's final qualifying round got off to a poor start as he was trailing 2-5 in the first against the world number 55 but fought hard to win 5 games in a row and clinched the opening set. Nagal was under the pump as Acosta triumphed 2-6 and forced the match into the deciding set in the second set.

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Coming to the final set,  Sumit Nagal showed off his dominant play on court to take the set 6-2 and book his spot in the main draw of the  Monte Carlo Masters. But this third set wasn't a comfortable win for the top-ranked Indian but Nagal persevered and went over the finish line.

This win over Facundo Diaz Acosta will be another milestone in Nagal's dream 2024 run. Starting the year,  Nagal made it to the main draw of the Australian Open in January and defeated Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan.  He emerged victorious in the Chennai Open before playing two more Challenger competitions and qualifying for the Dubai Championship (ATP 500) and two ATP 1000 Masters - Indian Wells and Miami.