An applause for Sumit Nagal’s first Grand Slam win
India has high hopes from Sumit Nagal and the 23-year-old tennis seed did not disappoint while playing in the US Open. Nagal recorded his first-ever win in a Grand Slam event when he beat Bradley Klahn of the United States 6-1, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 in the opening round of the US Open.
With this Nagal became the first Indian since 2013 to reach the second round of a Grand Slam men’s singles event. Earlier, Somdev Devvarman had reached round 2 of the Australian Open, French Open and US Open.
After his win, Sumit Nagal took to Twitter and thanked his well-wishers, saying “it was definitely a special moment and a match I will not forget”.
Nagal rose to fame when he took a set off the great Roger Federer in the opening round of the US Open in 2019, eventually losing the encounter 6-4, 1-6, 2-6, 4-6.
For the next round, Nagal will be up against second seed and World No.3 Dominic Thiem of Austria in the second round. The Austrian advanced to the 2nd round after his match was cut short when opponent Jaume Munar retired after the second set.
Venus and Serena Williams became the first sisters to meet in a grand slam final at the US Open in 2001.