Sumit Nagal

India IND

Tennis

  • Year of Birth
    1997

Biography

Sumit Nagal

Sumit Nagal is undoubtedly one of the rising stars of Indian tennis. 

Having turned pro in 2015, the Indian tennis player has shown a steady rise with his biggest achievement coming in 2020, a year devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

At the 2020 US Open, Sumit Nagal became the first Indian to win a main draw match in the singles event of a Grand Slam in seven years. His opening-round win against American Bradley Klahn was the first for an Indian since Somdev Devvarman beat Slovakian Lukáš Lacko at the 2013 US Open.

Though he lost the following round tie to the eventual champion Dominic Thiem of Austria, Sumit Nagal made an impression with his groundstrokes and persistent retrieving skills that had the world No. 3 stop and applaud.