Sumit Nagal first Indian to win main draw singles match at US open in 7 years

September 2, 2020: Sumit Nagal has stormed into the second round of the ongoing US Open on Tuesday. Nagal has become the first Indian male to win a main draw match at the US Open in 7 years.

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September 2, 2020: Sumit Nagal has stormed into the second round of the ongoing US Open on Tuesday. Nagal has become the first Indian male to win a main draw match at the US Open in 7 years.

Nagal, the 23-year-old had defeated Bradley Klahn of the United States 6-1, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 in the men's singles first round at the US Open to progress further into the tournament.

In 2013, Somdev Devvarman had reached the second round of the Australian Open, French Open, and US Open. Returning to the Flushing Meadows where he took a set off Roger Federer, Nagal came out all guns blazing in the first two sets of the opening round match against Klahn as he registered comprehensive wins of 6-1, 6-3.

Nagal, who is the world number 122 will now face either Austria's Dominic Thiem who was leading 7-6(6) 6-3 in his opening round match when his opponent Jaume Munar retired.

 

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