Sumit Nagal
Sumit Nagal
Sumit Nagal
Sumit Nagal
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  • Personal
  • Career
    • Started playing tennis at age 8 while attending a local sports club.
    • Before that, played 8-10 hours a day of cricket as a child, but his father suggested he stop.
    • Father, Suresh; mother, Krishna; sister, Sakshi Shokeen.
    • Speaks English and Hindi.
    • Favourite surfaces are clay and hard.
    • Favourite shot is forehand and tournament is US Open.
    • Says his motivation is playing for his family and his country: "My goal in tennis is to do really well, so people aren't saying that India is only good at cricket. I want to be the one who leads that."
    • Hobbies include gaming, surfing the internet and hanging out with friends and family.
    • Has a passion for Japanese culture and has tattoos on his left arm of a temple, a samurai and a lotus flower: "It's their pride and attitude towards life that gives me energy."
    • Was selected by former doubles No. 1 Mahesh Bhupathi to his academy as a child: "I was hitting with the other kids and there was a moment where I went to Mahesh and said, 'Mr. Bhupathi, could you please look at my game?'. I knew who he was, so I grabbed his hand and asked him to look at my game. After that, it's apparently when he told my family that they're going to take me. I was one of just a few thousand people there and only three got selected. That's the one line that changed my life. If I didn't tell him this, I would not be sitting here right now. My family didn't have enough money to support me when I was young. I'm very proud that I did it at that age."

    (UPDATED 23 MAY 2024)

    • Earned 1st ranking point at age 16 in 2013, broke into Top 200 in 2019 and Top 100 in February 2024 by winning 5th Challenger title in Chennai, achieving career-high No. 80 in April 2024.
    • Made ATP Tour debut on home soil at 2018 Pune as Q and Grand Slam debut at 2019 US Open as Q (l. to 5-time champion Federer in 1R), then reached 1st ATP Tour QF at 2021 Buenos Aires.
    • Earned first tour-level wins at 2019 Davis Cup vs. Pakistan, followed by 1st Grand Slam win at 2020 US Open.
    • Owns 119-104 Challenger record (5-3 in finals), picking up titles at 2017 Bangalore, 2019 Buenos Aires, 2023 Rome, 2023 Tampere, and 2024 Chennai.
    • Peaked at No. 23 in juniors in 2015 and went 88-53 in juniors with wins over future Top 10 players Berrettini, Hurkacz, Shapovalov and Tiafoe, ending junior career by winning 2015 Wimbledon boys' doubles title w/Ly.


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