Not in his wildest dreams, Sumit Nagal would have thought that his life would change overnight!
Born with a silver spoon in mouth, Nagal played the first match of his Grand Slam Career against the mighty Roger Federer, and delivered a sheer, worth to be remembered performance!
What a debut performance!
— ALL INDIA RADIO (@AkashvaniAIR) August 27, 2019
The chances of victory were obviously slim, but to start the career against the King of Clay Court, is phenomenal in itself.
But noted in attention, his approach towards the match against the legend, was nowhere near that of a noob, or of someone who might be intimidated by his opponent!
He even gave Federer a scare for a moment by defeating him in the first set 6-4.
Although he ultimately went down 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4, but People ain’t stop gushing about the spirit with which he played!
— Madhukar Hiranya (@madhukarah) August 27, 2019
Winning a set against the living legend is no mean feat. And running Federer close in the fourth set, just incredible!
Pat your back Sumit Nagal, you did great! Here's to greater wins ahead 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾
— Saraswat Mandarapu (@SarasMandarapu) August 27, 2019
Brilliant stuff @nagalsumit
6-4, 1-6, 2-6, 4-6 against Roger Federer. You can be proud of that effort Sumit Nagal. #USOpen
— Anand Datla (@SportaSmile) August 27, 2019
This moment 😍😍😍😍…
Hopefully, this is just a start from young Sumit Nagal. pic.twitter.com/j1XPijvVlt
— Hari Priya CR (@cr_hariPriya) August 27, 2019
.@Maheshbhupathi always mentioned Sumit Nagal to me as a real talent. Was evident today. He needs to grow from here on. 1 set can well be 2 the next time and then! The process has to continue. @kushansarkar please don’t worry about people who don’t follow sport.
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) August 27, 2019
Sumit Nagal goes down fighting to Federer 6-4, 1-6, 2-6, 4-6 in R1 of #USOpen .
Winning 3 Qualifying matches; then taking a set against the maestro & breaking him twice is a wonderful achievement.
Great Effort by Sumit Nagal pic.twitter.com/6rBReZKEr6
— Praveen Sikkapatte🌍 ಪ್ರವೀಣ್ ಸಿಕ್ಕಾಪಟ್ಟೆ (@PraveenSikkapte) August 27, 2019
What a year for this young lad ! From not getting an entry to play Maharashtra Open qualifiers, going to win 3 matches to play US Open to play Roger Federer in the 1st match, taking the first set, breaking Roger twice. Way to go Sumit Nagal #SumitNagal 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/3NwSj5mI02
— Indian Sports Fan! (@SportsFan_India) August 27, 2019
— hemanth kolishetty (@hemanthkol07) August 27, 2019
— Phani Kandukuri (@buduggadu) August 27, 2019
Truly said, victory lies in your attitude.
Although he bent the knee against the mighty King of Clay, the fact that he defeated Roger Federer in very the first set of his Grand Slam career is something not- forgettable!
After all, luck also favors those who have the guts to fight against all odds with exemplary brilliance!