On Friday, Indian tennis player Sumit Nagal took on Brazil’s Joao Menezes in the final qualifying round and won the round to earn a spot at the US Open.
Quite the reaction by Sumit Nagal to qualify for the #usopen pic.twitter.com/uQc87UdCJN— Matthew 🗽🧽 (@MRisingStar18) August 23, 2019
Most emotional match point of the day that I saw…India’s Sumit Nagal. Great crowd support and you could tell what the moment meant for him. Saw another tweet say that he was only the 5th Indian man to make a GS main draw in a decade. #USOpen pic.twitter.com/HZkR3NDZhU— Rachel Dulitz (@racheldulitz) August 24, 2019
And, in what can undoubtedly be called a dream Grand Slam debut, he drew 20 times Grand Slam champion Roger Feder as his opponent for the first clash.
Just the sort of news one wants to wake up with:— India_AllSports (@India_AllSports) August 24, 2019
Sumit Nagal has qualified for main draw of #USOpen with 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 win over World No. 192 Joao Menezes in final Qualifying round.
And guess what: He will face Roger Federer in main draw R1.
Absolute magic pic.twitter.com/6ujjTLJY8h
Only 22 years old, Sumit Nagal is the youngest Indian to feature at the US Open in the last 25 years. Despite losing the first set against Menezes, he made an astonishing comeback with 6-4, 6-3 in the final sets.
Ranked 190 in the world, Sumit Nagal – who is the 2015 Wimbledon junior boys doubles champion – is the second Indian to qualify for the US Open 2019, after Prajnesh Gunneswaran.
Many people took to Twitter to congratulate the young player.
What great news!! @nagalsumit Many congratulations. This is huge. Qualifying to the main draw of the @usopen and playing FEDERER!!! What a dream start. Wish I was there watching this live.— Saiyami Kher (@SaiyamiKher) August 24, 2019
.#USOpen2019 #Federer #SumitNagal
Sumit Nagal has qualified for #USOpen draw with win over Joao Menezes in final Qualifying Round. And the main thing is he will face Legendary Roger Federer in Round1. #Federer #SumitNagal pic.twitter.com/FeX3z50NhT— Gaurav Singh Rawat 🇮🇳 (@9gsr_) August 24, 2019
Terrific news to begin the day. #SumitNagal stages a comeback to beat Joao Menezes of Brazil 5-7 6-4 6-3 to qualify for his maiden Grand Slam main draw.— anjali banerjee (@anjali_banerjee) August 24, 2019
Will face Swiss Great Roger Federer in the R1.
Dreams do come true, both, for athletes and fans. #USOpen
We generally never notice any qualifiers playing in the 1st round of Grand Slams against #Federer.— 🇮🇳pramil🇮🇳 (@DeeepFriedLife) August 24, 2019
But on 27th August 5:45am, we cannot do that as #SumitNagal becomes d youngest Indian to qualify for main draw of a GS Singles n will play against Roger. #Usopen pic.twitter.com/Ru0PKF2WzU
Indian Sumit Nagal will face Roger Federer in Round 1 of USO .. WOW !— Mihir ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@ImMihir05) August 24, 2019
AND HE DID IT!— Hari Priya CR (@cr_hariPriya) August 24, 2019
22-year-old Sumit Nagal through to the main draw of the #USOpen2019. He will face Roger Federer in first round.
the last time two Indian men’s singles players were in the main draw was in 1998: Bhupati & Leander in Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/QgSt6rbheH
For the first time , I am going to cheer for opponent of @rogerfederer !! Go @nagalsumit go , whatever the result be , we are cheering for you , we are cheering for an INDIAN 🙂 #USOpen2019 #India #sumitnagal— Chandresh (@Jain_chandresh_) August 24, 2019
Great show! Congratulations on representating India at #USOpen #SumitNagal !!!!— Vivek Royzada (@VRZee) August 24, 2019
Congrats #SumitNagal..— Mouriya S Arvind (@arvindsrk) August 24, 2019
What a big step for Men’s tennis..
Congrats #ViratKohkiFoundation for sponsoring and nurturing such talents.#USOpen
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