US Open: Indian Tennis player defeats Roger Federer in the first set though he lost the match
How often do you see an Indian tennis player playing against the great Swiss, Roger Federer in a Grand Slam match? How you react if you get to know that this 22-year old Indian won a set against the great Roger Federer. Then you need to know about the new tennis face of India, Sumit Nagal who made it possible.
World number 190 Sumit Nagal crashed out of US Open in the first round after losing to world number three Roger Federer. The 22-year-old Indian, who was playing his first-ever Grand Slam match, won the first set 6-4. However, Federer came back and won the match with a scoreline of 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 in two hours and 29 minutes.
Sumit Nagal won the first set saying some bravery and tough returns for the trade-mark Federer’s backhand shots. He broke Federer’s serve once and retained his serve. But Federer came back greatly without no trouble avoided a disaster for himself and a sensation for India.
Sumit Nagal, the 5-foot-10-inch tall player turned professional in 2015 and is ranked 190th worldwide. The Delhi resident started playing tennis at the age of 8 and had won his first ATP Challengers Tour title in 2017.
Indian tennis player Sumit Nagal has revealed he doesn't idolize Roger Federer. "He's just too good. You never want to copy him. If you watch Federer and what he's doing with the ball and then you try to do the same, you're just going to break your racquets," he explained.
"I don't care what the commentators said about me on TV...I'm just some dude from India. I'm fine with that until I make my name. That's it," he added.