Sumit Nagal becomes first Indian to win a Grand Slam singles' match in 7 years

US Open 2020: Sumit Nagal becomes first Indian in seven years to win singles match at a Grand Slam

World number 124 men’s singles player, India’s 23-year-old Sumit Nagal defeated USA’s Bradley Klahn 6-1, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 in the US Open first round match. With this, he became the first Indian player to win a Grand Slam singles’ match in seven years. Further, this is the first time Nagal has reached the second round at a Grand Slam event.

Nagal was the better player throughout his match against Klahn on Tuesday, barring a brief period in the third set when he seemed to have lost his range as the American upped the ante.

The 23-year-old started strongly on court No 12, breaking his opponent thrice to take the first set comfortably. Klahn showed a bit more resistance in the second set but Nagal finally got the break, after squandering three break points, to lead 4-2 before closing out the second set.

Nagal squandered three consecutive match points at 5-1 in the fourth set but eventually got the job done to seal a famous win and book a showdown with Thiem in round two.


Sumit Nagal has a hard crunching first service and he is scripting history year by year. He was dominant against the American but the next challenge is against Dominic Thiem who is seeded No.2 in the tournament. Although he’s got very less to lose and a lot to experience, he is surely having some memorable couple of years in the US Open.


New Star in Indian Tennis! Bodes well for the game in the country!


Sumit Nagal vs Bradley Klahn | US Open 2020 Round 1