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Sumit Nagal: 1st Indian in 7 years to win a singles Grand Slam match

Sep 02, 2020 08:49 IST

Sumit Nagal became the 1st Indian in over 7 years to win a singles match at a Grand Slam as he now stares at World number 3 & 2nd seed Dominic Thiem at the US Open. Nadal had earlier beaten American Bradley Klahn 6-1, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 to advance in New York. Nagal is the first after Somdev Devvarman to enter the 2nd round of a Grand Slam in men's singles. Nagal, in fact, took a set off Roger Federer last year at the Flushing Meadows during his 1st round loss says that he has nothing to lose and will fight hard against the Austrian tennis star. The world number 124 feels that he has a chance against Thiem as both players have had a shortage of match practise due to the COVID-19 pandemic & can help level the playing field.