Sumit Nagal is an Indian tennis player. He became famous when he debuted in Grand Slam against Roger Federer. He is also the sixth Indian to win a Junior Grand Slam.
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Sumit Nagal was born on Saturday, August 16, 1997 (22 years old, as in 2019) in Jhajjar, Haryana. He was educated at the Little Angels High School in Jhajjar, Haryana and the Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya in Paschim Vihar, New Delhi. Sumit has been interested in cricket since his childhood. Although his father wanted him to do something different, he persuaded him to play tennis. Sumit tried the sport and he loved it. His love for tennis grew and he began playing there regularly. His coach also enjoyed his game and he advised his father to attend a professional training at Sumit.
Sumit's family moved to Delhi at the age of seven. His father enrolled him at the Tennis Academy of the Delhi Development Authority (DDA). Sumit started participating in tournaments and other sports clubs. He also won his first tennis tournament at the age of 8.
Height (approximately): 5 "10"
Eye colour: Black
Hair color: Black
Family, caste and wife
Sumit Nagal belongs to a Hindu family Jatt. His father, Suresh Nagal, is a teacher and his mother, Krishna Nagal, is a housewife. He has an older sister, Sakshi Shokeen. Sumit is in a long-term relationship with a girl.
Sumit was 10 when Mahesh Bhupathi, along with other international tennis players, launched a talent hunt to find, train and produce the first Indian Grand Slam winner by 2018. Mission 2018. Sumit's father took him to Bangalore to participate in this event. More than 5,000 students had participated in the event and Sumit was one of the youngest players. He had the opportunity to play before Mahesh Bhupathi and he was selected with 2 other participants for the program.
Mahesh Bhupathi trained him for 2 years. Sumit also received tips and tricks from many international actors participating in the 2018 Mission program. Two years later, the program was stopped for some reason. Mahesh Bhupathi stopped coaching, but he continued to financially support Sumit. Canadian tennis player and coach, Bobby Mahal, had seen Sumit play and he invited him to Canada to coach and train him. Sumit's family could not afford to send him to Canada, but Mahesh Bhupathi paid for his travel and accommodation expenses in Canada. Sumit has been coaching with Bobby Mahal from 2008 to 2014. He had also started playing in junior tournaments and started climbing the points chart.
Bhupathi became Sumit's director and mentor. He gave him advice on how to play, what events to participate in and how he could improve his ranking in the points chart. In 2015, Sumit was accepted into the Schuettler Waske Tennis Universityand he moved to Germany. In Germany, he trained with German coach Sascha Nensel. Sumit participated in many junior tournaments and he even won several. In 2015, he teamed up with Vietnamese tennis star Lý Hoàng Nam for the men's doubles title at Wimbledon and won. It was his first win in the Junior Grand Slam, making him the sixth Indian to win a Junior Grand Slam event.
In 2015, Sumit became professional. He made his debut for India in 2016 for the Davis Cup and he performed very well. People have noticed and many have congratulated him for his incredible performance. In 2019, Sumit has qualified for the first time for a Grand Slam event. He qualified for the US Open and made his debut against Roger Federer on August 26, 2019. He lost the match against Federer, but he won the first set against him. He became the first Indian to win a set against Roger Federer. After the match, Roger Federer congratulated Sumit, declaring
The first set was hard, I think Sumit would do very well in his career "
International tennis players and several Indian celebrities have praised him for his performance. Virat Kohli, Lara Dutta, Manish Sisodia, Karti Chidambaram and many others congratulated Sumit on Twitter. The official handle of the US Open has also posted a tweet about his performance.
We know this is not the last time we will see Sumit Nagal …
– US Open Tennis (@usopen) August 27, 2019
On September 30, 2019, he became the first Asian to win an ATP challenger tournament in Buenos Aires.
In 2017, the All India Tennis Association (AITA) withdrew Sumit from the Indian team for the Davis Cup. The authorities stated that he had been fired for disciplinary reasons. Sumit would have missed some workouts in 2016 because he was having a hangover. He had also invited his girlfriend to his hotel once without informing the authorities.
Favorite tennis player: Novak Djokovic
Favorite cricketer: Virat Kohli
Favorite food: Kadhi-Shawwal
Sumit Nagal owns a KTM Duke 390.
- Sumit Nagal loves to play online games.
- In 2017, when Sumit was removed from the Indian team, retired Indian tennis player Somdev Devvarman defended Sumit by writing an open letter to IATA. He also said that the purpose of the open letter was to expose the IATA.