Virat Kohli to Sumit Nagal ahead of Roger Federer clash at US Open 2019

US Open 2019: World No. 190 Sumit Nagal will take on tennis incredible Roger Federer in the first round, which will likewise be the India player’s first-since forever Grand Slam primary draw coordinate.

US Open 2019: Sumit Nagal takes on Roger Federer
US Open 2019: Sumit Nagal takes on Roger Federer in his Grand Slam debut on Monday in New York (Bengaluru Open Photo)


  • Sumit Nagal takes on Roger Federer in the US Open 2019 1st round match
  • Nagal faces his idol in his Grand Slam main draw debut
  • Virat Kohli wished Nagal the best ahead of the much-anticipated match

Virat Kohli may revere tennis extraordinary Roger Federer however with regards to sponsorship his compatriot, the India cricket group skipper has said he will cheering for Sumit Nagal. 20-time Grand Slam champion Federer will take on qualifier Nagal in a profoundly foreseen first round match back in the nation.

Virat Kohli took to web based life to wish 22-year-old Nagal, who will make his Grand Slam debut on Monday at the notable Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York.

“What’s more, congrats to @nagalsumit for fitting the bill for the #USOpen. A humongous undertaking confronting the incredible

@rogerfederer, yet we will cheer for you. All the best and Goodluck ?????? (sic),” Virat Kohli composed on Twitter.

Sumit Nagal, World No. 190, thought of astounding exhibitions in the passing competition. The 22-year-old bulldozed Joao Menezes of Brazil in the last passing round, securing a return from-behind win – 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 out of 147 minutes.

Sumit Nagal had allegedly sought after a first-round excursion with Roger Federer when he came to realize that the Swiss extraordinary would play a qualifier in his US Open 2019 opener. Furthermore, to his pleasure, the fantasy worked out as expected.

Sumit Nagal, who won the Bengaluru Open ATP Challenger tournmaent in 2018, has been reliable at the Challenger level. Be that as it may, making it to ATP competitions had been a battle. Nagal endured a plunge in structure in 2019 and was hindered by damage issues also.

Notwithstanding, in 2019, Sumit Nagal rose 171 places on the ATP rankings to enter the best 200 of men’s singles tennis. Aside from making his lady primary draw at an ATP 500 occasion in Hamburg not long ago, Nagal skilled himself the greatest match of his vocation by performning admirably in the US Open qualifying.

Sumit Nagal has turned out to be just the fifth Indian men’s singles player to highlight in a Grand Slam fundamental attract this decade.

Don’t care what the commentators will be saying about me on TV: Sumit Nagal

Sumit Nagal couldn’t have requested a superior Grand Slam debut. The youthful Indian player will play before a pressed house at the Arthur Ashe Stadium on Monday night against his venerated image Roger Federer, whom he calls “the divine force of tennis”.

“I need to play him. It doesn’t make a difference. It’s not tied in with winning or losing constantly. It’s simply the experience. It’s playing somebody who has 20 Grand Slams,” Sumit Nagal disclosed to ATP’s legitimate site.

“There’s simply so much fervor. I’ve seen him play 50 matches here. Also, the vitality playing around evening time at the US Open is crazy. I’m incredibly, energized. I’m hitting the hay cheerful, with a grin all over,” Nagal included.

“I couldn’t care less what the analysts will say about me on TV. I will appreciate the group, playing the best tennis player ever. I’m only some man from India. I’m fine with that until I make my name. That is it.”

Time for a #Fedal, this time as right on time as the first round of US Open.

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