Indian tennis player Sumit Nagal, who grabbed the headlines last month after stealing a set from legendary Roger Federer in his US Open Grand Slam debut, raised the bars again by clinching $54,160 ATP Challenger Tournament on Sunday (September 29).
The 22-year-old notched up a straight-set win over home favourite Facundo Bognis to claim the men’s singles title in Buenos Aires (Argentina).
The player seeded seventh, outclassed 8th seed Bognis of Argentina 6-4, 6-2 in an hour and 37 minutes to win the title.
It was Sumit’s second Challenger title of his career, following the triumph in the Bengaluru Challenger event in 2017.
“Brilliant performance @nagalsumit and I extend hearty Congratulations on Winning ATP Buenos Aires Challenger Title. Sumit Nagal will enter Top 135 in Rankings!,” Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju wrote on his twitter handle.
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) September 30, 2019
The talented youngster jumped 26 spots to achieve a career-best ranking of 135 on Monday (September 30).
(With inputs from agencies)