World no 127 Sumit Nagal receives direct entry into US Open 2020
India’s top-ranked tennis professional, world no 127, Sumit Nagal makes it to the field of 128 in this year’s US Open as the last direct entry. The 2020 US Open main-draw entry list was announced yesterday.
The 2020 US Open is scheduled to be played from Aug 31 to Sep 13 at New York, United States.
Jhajjar-born Nagal is the only Indian to have received direct entry into the Singles main-draw of the COVID-19 pandemic hit US Open this year.
Last year, 22-year-old Nagal made a lot of noise in the tennis world when famously took a set off Swiss Maestro Roger Federer in the 2019 US Open but eventually bowed out 6-4, 1-6, 2-6, 4-6.
World no 1 Novak Djokovic, in the absence of both Rafael Nadal (Rank 2) and Roger Federer (Rank 4), will be vying for his 18th major win. Djokovic has previously won the US Open thrice in 2011, 2015, and 2018.
The entry list also includes seven of the world’s Top 10 ranked players – Dominic Thiem (Rank 3), Daniil Medvedev (5), Stefanos Tsitsipas (6), Alexander Zverev (7), Matteo Berrettini (8), and David Goffin (10).