The 22 year old India’s Sumit Nagal played his first senior Grand Slam match against Roger Federer recently but unfortunately could not win.
And the thoughts he would be facing may be like - What luck do you have to be born with, to be pitched against against Roger Federer in the first match of your Grand Slam career? I think we can all agree that only the luckiest ones get that privilege. Yes, the chances of victory are slim but to begin your career on a high like that - it's quite phenomenal.
But there is one surety that the way he played, he looked pretty determined to defeat Federer and succeeded in giving him a scare by defeating the legend in the first set 6-4.
Ultimately, Sumit went down 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 but showed great spirit and it's something people can't stop appreciating.
The Indian player might not have won but he can say the first set of his career was a win against the mighty Roger Federer.
For the people who don’t know, Sumit Nagal is an Indian tennis player who won the 2015 Wimbledon boys' doubles title with Lý Hoàng Nam, his Vietnamese partner by defeating pair of Reilly Opelka and Akira Santillan in the final. Sumit became the sixth Indian player to win a junior Grand Slam Title.
Nagal, in New Delhi, made his Davis Cup debut for India in the 2016 World Group Playoff tie against Spain. Recently, he was a runner up in 2018 Junior Asian Games along with his Indian Partner Amandeep Singh and Raj Kumar.