Sumit Nagal | Srivideo
Biography | Posted: Sunday, 30th August
Born/Date of Birth: 16 August 1997
Place of Birth: Jaitpur, Haryana, India
Country (sports): India
Residence: New Delhi, India
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro: 2015
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money: $256,119
Sumit Nagal (born 16 August 1997) is an Indian tennis player. He won the 2015 Wimbledon boys' doubles title and became the sixth Indian player to win a junior Grand Slam title. He represents India at the Davis Cup.
He won the 2015 Wimbledon boys' doubles title with his Vietnamese partner Lý Hoàng Nam, defeating pair of Reilly Opelka and Akira Santillan in the final. He became the sixth Indian player to win a junior Grand Slam title.
2016: Davis cup debut
He made his Davis Cup debut for India in the 2016 World Group Playoff tie against Spain in New Delhi.
2017: First ATP Challenger title
Nagal ran into a controversy when he was dropped from Davis Cup team for serious disciplinary issues.
At Bengaluru Challenger Nagal stunned top seed Blaz Kavcic in quarter finals, followed it by beating compatriot Yuki Bhambri in semis and finally Jay Clarke in the Finals capturing his first challenger title.
He finished as runner-up in 2018 Junior Asian Games along with his Indian partner Amandeep Singh and Raj Kumar (sub pro).
2019: Debut at Grand Slam main draw
Year 2019 proved to be breakthrough year for Nagal. At the 2019 US Open, Nagal qualified to make his grand slam main draw debut. He faced Roger Federer in his opening round match. He lost the match but managed to take first set against the multiple grand slam champion. Later he reached his second career ATP challenger final at the Banja Luka Challenger. He lost the championship match to dutch player Tallon Griekspoor. The next tournament he reached final again at Buenos Aires Challenger. He won the title defeating local player Facundo Bagnis. This was his second challenger title and first one on Clay.
In 2017, after reports came to surface that Sumit had missed a practice session in July 2016 at Chandigarh during the tie against South Korea, citing elbow injury. he was dropped from the Indian Davis Cup squad led by Anand Amritraj which was scheduled to face the New Zealand between 3 and 5 February 2017. A source close to All India Tennis Association (AITA) told Sportskeeda, "It is a case of sheer indiscipline, on the part of the player. He missed several training sessions, brought his girlfriend to the camp without informing us. Several other discrepancies have also emerged, which led to the captain taking this call." Nagal denied the allegations, he got support from former India player Somdev Devvarman who stated that "I want to be clear once again. You have not chosen Sumit Nagal for the upcoming tie, because Sumit Nagal is NOT available to play. How do I know this? Because I have spent 2 weeks with Sumit in December helping him with his training and his rehab for the current shoulder injury he is recovering from."