Some are born great, some achieve greatness, some have greatness thrust upon them! A few months earlier, a 22-Year old boy from Haryana changed the fate of Tennis in India, forever, when he defeated the ‘God Of Tennis’ Roger Federer, in the first set!
No typo: Sumit Nagal (@nagalsumit), a 190th-ranked qualifier, takes the first set from Roger Federer in the first round of the #USOpen, 6-4. FOLLOW: https://t.co/Wd83pemvJ2 pic.twitter.com/Fl7GgWKaKI
— TENNIS (@Tennis) August 27, 2019
The Maiden Voyage of success, that began from that very moment hasn’t stopped till now and Sumit Nagal has once again made us beam with pride.
He defeated Argentina’s Facundo Bagnis ( 6-4, 6-2 in an hour and 37 minutes ) to become the first Asian to win the ATP Challenger Tournament in Buenos Aires.
Just one month ago, @nagalsumit battled Roger Federer under the lights at the US Open.
Since then, the 🇮🇳 has gone 9-2 with a final in Banja Luka and title in Buenos Aires. Career-high in the Top 150 incoming.
— ATP Challenger Tour (@ATPChallenger) September 29, 2019
It was Sumit’s second Challenger title of his career, following the victory in the Bengaluru Challenger event in 2017.
Started the year at rank 350, he is now at his careers best ranking of 135! This jump alone shows his dedication and hard work.
India's Sumit Nagal has made a jump of 26 places to achieve career-best ranking of 135!🇮🇳🇮🇳👏👏
Check out the full story: #Tennis #SumitNagal #tennisdarm #Sports #ChampionsLeague https://t.co/8yy22Wc8zD
— SportsCafe (@IndiaSportscafe) September 30, 2019
None other than Roger Federer himself attested the fact that “He’s going to have a very solid career”
Well played #SumitNagal. “He played very strong”, says Federer. Proud of you, keep it up. #USOpen pic.twitter.com/shnrY688Ta
— Arvind S Dev 🇮🇳 (@arvindsingh_dev) August 27, 2019
And here he is, proving every bit of him right!
We do comprehend the fact that this is not much compared to the achievements of other international players, but let’s also not forget that this is not Cricket. And what Sumit is doing might prove as a big milestone for the coming sports enthusiasts!
You proved me wrong again @nagalsumit 🙂 standing ovation from back home 👏👏👏👏 #winner #argentina #dirt #cantstopwontstop https://t.co/haWxWvPcAO
— Mahesh Bhupathi (@Maheshbhupathi) September 30, 2019
We are overjoyed at his marvellous feat and wish him a hearty congrats!