The US Open is one of the biggest tournaments in tennis. It is the second Grand Slam event of the year 2020. This year it is the 140th edition of the US Open. It is a very exciting event and there are many tennis fans who wait for this tournament, but they will have to watch the tournament from their home as there are no spectators allowed for the first time in the history of the event. Rafael Nadal is the current Champion in Men’s Single whereas Bianca Andreescu is the current Champion of Women’s Singles. Even though this year both of them have decided not to take part in the tournament, it will be a great chance for the younger talents. One of these young talents from India has made the country proud by being the first Indian man to win a US Open match in 7 years.
Sumit Nagal is the first Indian man to win a singles match since 2013. He defeated Bradley Klahn from USA winning three out of four sets to proceed to the second round of the US Open which was done by Somdev Devvarman 7 years ago. The Indian maestro has won many hearts after this victory. Out of the four sets, Klahn was only able to win the third set. In India, people do not follow tennis on a large scale. Hence, it is important to give this sport and players like Nagal some support and attention as they work and train very hard to make the country proud.
Who is Sumit Nagal?
Sumit Nagal, a 23-year old Indian Tennis player who has represented his country in some big tennis events. He has won the Wimbledon Boys Double in 2015 where his teammate was a Vietnamese player known as Ly Hoang Nam. He has also won the junior Grand Slam title which makes him the sixth Indian player to win the title. In 2016, he made his debut in the Davis Cup. But, in 2017 he was dropped out of the team to play the Davis Cup as in 2016 he did not attend training sessions and used to miss out on them. He also started becoming irresponsible. He did win his first ATP Challenger title that same year by defeating Jay Clarke in the finals.
In 2018, he was very close to win the 2018 Junior Asian Games but did not manage to win the title making him the runners-up. He was just a simple middle-class Indian boy from Nangloi, West Delhi. Sumit was always a cricket fan but his father loved lawn tennis which made him love the sport too. He started playing tennis when he was just 8 years old. After that, he started attending early morning training sessions, and with time he mastered in the sport. Now, he represents India and we hope that he keeps making his country proud as he has right now.