Sumit Nagal Wins Buenos Aires ATP Challenger Tournament, Achieves Career-Best Ranking

Updated: 30 September 2019 16:12 IST

Sumit Nagal beat Facundo Bagnis of Argentina 6-4, 6-2 to win the Buenos Aires ATP Challenger tournament on Sunday.

Sumit Nagal Wins Buenos Aires ATP Challenger Tournament, Achieves Career-Best Ranking
Sumit Nagal won the final match without breaking a sweat. © Instagram

Sumit Nagal beat Facundo Bagnis of Argentina 6-4, 6-2 to win the Buenos Aires ATP Challenger tournament on Sunday. Sumit Nagal dominated the summit clash from the outset not allowing his Argentine opponent impose any real threat. By the virtue of the victory, Sumit Nagal earned his second ATP Challenger title and became the first Asian to clinch the ATP Challenger title in Buenos Aires. He won his maiden title in 2017 at the Bengaluru Challenger where had stunned top seed Blaz Kavcic in the quarters before beating Jay Clarke to win the tournament. Seventh seeded Sumit Nagal had outclassed his Brazilian opponent Thiago Monteiro in the semi-finals of the Buenos Aires ATP Challenger tournament.

"Brilliant performance @nagalsumit and I extend hearty Congratulations on Winning ATP Buenos Aires Challenger Title. Sumit Nagal will enter Top 135 in Rankings!," Sport minister Kiren Rijiju said on Twitter.

Nagal moved 26 spots up to achieve a career-best ranking of 135 on Monday.

Nagal's last appeared on court in the Banja Luka ATP Challenger where he went down in the summit clash.

The Haryana boy rose to fame after making a first-round appearance at the US Open to become the only fourth Indian to win a set in the main draw of a Grand Slam in the last 20 years.

After the US Open, where he took a set off Swiss maestro Roger Federer before losing the match, Nagal had jumped 16 places.

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Highlights
  • Sumit Nagal beat Facundo Bagnis of Argentina 6-4, 6-2
  • Sumit Nagal earned his second ATP Challenger title
  • He became the 1st Asian to clinch the Challenger title in Buenos Aires
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