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  • Ramesh Krishnan was the last Indian singles player to beat a seeded opponent at a Major
  • Nagal made the main draw in Melbourne in 2021 but lost in the first round

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The win was Nagal's first career victory at an Australian Open and made him the first Indian male singles player to defeat a seeded player in a Grand Slam since 1989.

Watch: Moment when Sumit Nagal stunned Alexander Bublik to notch maiden Australian Open victory

Indian qualifier Sumit Nagal upset Kazakhstan’s Alexander Bublik 6-4, 6-2, 7(7)-6(5) in the first round of the Australian Open on Tuesday, knocking out the world No. 27 in two hours and 38 minutes.

The win was Nagal's first career victory at an Australian Open and made him the first Indian male singles player to defeat a seeded player in a Grand Slam since 1989.

Ramesh Krishnan was the last Indian singles player to beat a seeded opponent at a Major when he stunned top seed and defending champion Mats Wilander in the second round of the 1989 Australian Open.

Nagal made the main draw in Melbourne in 2021 but lost in the first round.


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