Sumit Nagal pockets his maiden Grand Slam win, faces Thiem next in round two
Sumit Nagal on Tuesday stormed into the second round of the ongoing US Open as he defeated Bradley Klahn of USA 6-1, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 in the tournament opener.
With this result, the 23-year-old Nagal has become the first Indian to win a singles main draw match at a Grand Slam in the last seven years.
In 2013, Somdev Devvarman had reached the second round of the Australian Open, French Open, and US Open.
Nagal came out all guns blazing in the first two sets of the match against Klahn as he registered comprehensive wins of 6-1, 6-3.
However, in the third set, Klahn came back to defeat Nagal and the match was poised for an intense finish.
Nagal, once again rose to the top in the fourth set and he gained a 5-0 lead in the set. Klahn was able to win one game, but in the end, Nagal wrapped up the match in a comprehensive fashion.
Nagal, who is the world number 124 will now face Austria's Dominic Thiem (world no 3) in the second round of the US Open.
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