One of the finest Indian tennis players, Sumit Nagal has finally paved his way to the semifinals of the prestigious tournament ATP Challenger Campinas 2019. This happened when Nagal defeated the strong opponent Francisco Cerundolo of Argentina by 7-6 (2), 7-5 in a straight-set battle on Saturday. Both the talented contenders went hard on each other but it was Nagal who came out as the winner.
The next up for 22-year-old brilliant tennis player is another Argentinian star Juan Ficovich who beat Nicolás Álvarez with a great margin of 6-1, 6-3 in the enthralling quarter-finals. It will be interesting to see whether the Indian young-gun will be able to clinch one more title on his name or not.
After winning the match against the Argentinian “I was all alone here. No one was with me to help out. One way, it has been great that I have been playing good tennis but it’s not easy to do it and I’m really sad. It’s really sad nobody is coming up to invest in tennis”.
Earlier in the last week, the world-class Indian tennis star Nagal clinched the lustrous title of Buenos Aires ATP Challenger after defeating home favourite Facundo Bagnis by 6-4, 6-2 scoreline. Nagal took one hour and 37 minutes to thrash the local star Bagnis in the grand finale of ATP Challenger at Argentina. With that impressive win, Nagal also reached to his career-best ATP ranking of 135. Earlier the player was struggling at the World no.161st position in the previous table but after the new rankings issued by Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), he successfully moved 26 spots up.
Before coming to Argentina, Nagal showed his prowess to the audience of US Open 2019 where he defeated the tennis legend Roger Federer in the very first set of campaign opener. Though later in the battle Federer bounced back successfully and outclassed the talented Indian by 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 verdict. But the Indian superstar gained an immense amount of love and affection from all the tennis fans across the world. Even after losing the competition Nagal won the hearts of millions. He became the fourth Indian tennis player to win a set against Swiss veteran Roger Federer in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament in the last 20 years.