Sumit Nagal recorded his first-ever win in a Grand Slam occasion when he beat Bradley Klahn of the USA 6-1, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 within the opening spherical of the US Open. The victory meant that Sumit Nagal grew to become the primary Indian since 2013 to succeed in the second spherical of a Grand Slam males’s singles occasion. Somdev Devvarman had reached spherical 2 of the Australian Open, French Open and US Open. After his win, Sumit Nagal took to Twitter and thanked his well-wishers, saying “it was positively a particular second and a match I can’t overlook”.
India’s rising star additionally thanked his staff — tagging India’s cricket captain Virat Kohli, the Virat Kohli Basis amongst others.
My first Slam win. It was positively a particular second and a match I can’t overlook. Thanks everybody for the desires
Subsequent match on Thursday, gonna be a enjoyable one
— Sumit Nagal (@nagalsumit) September 2, 2020
Sumit Nagal obtained off to a rollicking begin, profitable the primary two units with out a lot fuss.
Nevertheless, his American opponent got here roaring again to take the third set 6-3. Nagal regained his focus and upped the ante within the fourth set, profitable it 6-1 to wrap up the first-round US Open win and his maiden victory at a Grand Slam occasion.
US Open’s Twitter deal with toasted Sumit Nagal’s victory by sharing a video of him scurrying across the court docket, highlighting his retrieving skills.
— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 1, 2020
Nagal rose to fame when he took a set off the nice Roger Federer within the opening spherical of the US Open in 2019, finally shedding the encounter 6-4, 1-6, 2-6, 4-6.
Sumit Nagal, although, has an enormous hurdle to cross if he’s to make it to the third spherical of the US Open.
He might be up towards second seed and World No.3 Dominic Thiem of Austria within the second spherical. The Austrian superior to the 2nd spherical after his match was minimize quick when opponent Jaume Munar retired after the second set.
Thiem had taken a two units to like lead on the Louis Armstrong Stadium. Munar deserted earlier than the beginning of the third set, with the Austrian second seed main 7-6 (8/6), 6-3.
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