The young emerging Indian star of tennis fraternity Sumit Nagal has scripted a historic win on his name after defeating home favourite Facundo Bagnis in 2019 Buenos Aires Challenger finals. The 22-year-old brilliant tennis player took one hour and 37 minutes to thrash the local star Bagnis by 6-4, 6-2 close margin on Sunday. Now he has become the first Asian to bag the ATP Challenger title in Buenos Aires. Nagal started with a bang in the opening round and gave no chance to the strong opponent to clinch the win. As a result, he easily edged past World no. 175 in men’s singles finals in order to win the lustrous trophy of 2019 Buenos Aires ATP Challenger clay event.
With this impressive win, Nagal has now reached to his career-best ATP ranking of 135. Earlier the player who was struggling at the 161st position before the title win has now moved 26 spots up as per the new rankings issued by Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) on Monday. The young gun is now looking forward to add some more big titles in his account and will reach to the top-ranked position.
He won his maiden tennis title in 2017 at the Bengaluru Challenger event. After that, it was no looking back for the talented player and he kept on breaking new records.
Nagal has already shown his prowess to the world as in his very first Grand Slam tournament in recently concluded US Open 2019 he outclassed World No. 3 legendary player Roger Federer in the opening set. However, Federer bounced back in the game to topple the Indian debutant in rest of the sets but Nagal didn’t lose the hopes and fight till last in the game.
Even the tennis maestro Federer took two hours and 50 minutes to bow out the strong contender by 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 scoreline at Flushing Meadows. Despite giving tough competition to the tennis veteran Nagal still lost the game. Though it was just the beginning of his exemplary beginning as he became the young tennis sensation after beating Roger Federer in the opening US Open round. He became the fourth Indian to win a set against Federer in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament in last 20 years