Nagal wins ATP Challenger, achieves career-best 135 ranking

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The player seeded seventh, outclassed 8th seed Bognis of Argentina 6-4, 6-2 in an hour and 37 minutes to win the title. Photo: Twitter

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.

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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.

The talented youngster jumped 26 spots to achieve a career-best ranking of 135 on Monday (September 30).

(With inputs from agencies)

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