After becoming the first Indian to snatch a set off Roger Federer in international tennis, Sumit Nagal has added another feather to his cap by becoming the the first person from the country to win round 1 of the US Open in 7 years.
Earlier in 2013, Somdev Devvarman had achieved the feat by clearing the first round of the Australian Open, French Open, and US Open.
Nagal defeated Bradley Klahn of the US 6-1, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 to reach the second round.
Well played Champion, love that hair style!— Amit Singh #WearAMaskSaveLives (@amitsingh79) September 2, 2020
Now go for Dominic Thiem in round 2. I have some tips on his weaknesses, just in case you need some help, I am available for a short chat …#ViratKohli #SumitNagal #USOpen
The internet is showering praise on the 23-year-old for his great performance, and here are some of the reactions:
hard work pays off👏👏 sumit nagal— 🅱🄶🆁 (@viratbgr) September 2, 2020
Congratulations #SumitNagal pic.twitter.com/tiSFvxumQH— Kushagra Srivastava©️Ⓜ️🅰️ (@ayodhyakush) September 2, 2020
.@nagalsumit, after seven years,— Amey Deshpande (@SportsZealot07) September 2, 2020
becomes the first Indian to reach the 2nd round of a GrandSlam.
He’ll face the no. 2 seed @ThiemDomi in the 2nd round of the US Open tomorrow! 😎
A good fight expected! #USOpen #SumitNagal https://t.co/UcQuVAgnsh
As an Indian i felt delighted when Sumit Nagal became the first Indian to win a match at US Open in seven years. This was a great achievement no doubt that must have gladdened the hearts of tennis fans throughout India. Who can forget Nagal had taken a set off Federer atWimbledon— Lachhmandass Bhatia (@LachhmandassB) September 2, 2020
SUMIT NAGAL BECOMES FIRST INDIAN SINCE SOMDEV DEVVARMAN(USO 2013) TO WIN A GRAND SLAM MAIN DRAW MATCH@nagalsumit beat 🇺🇲Bradley Klahn(#128) 6-1 6-3 3-6 6-1 to move into Round 2 of the #USOpen pic.twitter.com/rNU0gk9hEe— Chintan Buch (@chintanjbuch) September 2, 2020
The previous time, Sumit Nagal gives a tough fight to Roger Federer in 2019 #USOpen and this time finally a win in the major draw against Bradley Klahn (US) 6-1, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 and moves to 2nd round, and there he faces Thiem— Vikas Kohli (@imvikaskohli) September 2, 2020
Congrats @nagalsumit#SumitNagal #USOpen2020 #Tennis 🎾 pic.twitter.com/vYoTufYhPr
Having earned a direct entry to the main draw, he beat Bradley Klahn 6-1, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1🎾— Toss Time (@time_toss) September 2, 2020
He will be facing second-seeded Dominic Thiem in the second round✨#sumitnagal #India #USopen #tennis #Sports #Tosstime pic.twitter.com/H8Uwd3rLv0
Sumit Nagal won the first set 6-1, crazy @nagalsumit— Kemba Walker (@agnanodayam) September 1, 2020
Sumit Nagal is the first Indian man to win a match at the #USOpen in 7 years.— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 1, 2020
He’s onto the second round after defeating Klahn 6-1, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1.@nagalsumit I #USOpen pic.twitter.com/h30hVPeaWu