Sumit Nagal to Make Wimbledon Debut as First Indian in 5 Years to Feature in Singles Main Draw

After punching his tickets into the main draw of the Grand Slam competition, Sumit Nagal is ready to make his Wimbledon debut.

In the Wimbledon Championship, Sumit Nagal is scheduled to appear. With a punch, the Indian tennis player entered the Grand Slam main draw. The men’s singles main draw at Wimbledon features Nagal, the first Indian to accomplish so in five years. Prajnesh Gunneswaran was the final player from India to achieve the unique achievement in men’s tennis before Nagal advanced to the Grand Slam draw.

Against Milos Raonic of Canada in the first round of the 2019 Wimbledon Championship, Gunneswaran was defeated (6-7, 4-6, 2-6). In preparation for the next French Open, Nagal is getting ready. June 9 to May 26, 2024, is when the Rolland-Garros will be held. It was recently observed that the world number one Indian men’s singles player and Novak Djokovic shared a court. Prior to the Paris French Open, the world number one practiced with Nagal.

Earlier, Nagal suffered a first-round exit from the Geneva Open. India’s top-ranked singles, Nagal, lost to Argentina’s Sebastian Baez in the opening round of the Geneva tournament. The World No.94 was defeated 6-7 (7) 3-6 by the Argentine star. Baez, a clay court specialist, wrapped up his match against Nadal in one hour and 52 minutes in Geneva. “Gutted with the loss today. But good preparation ahead of Roland Garros. Paris next,” said Nagal, who has qualified for the French Open.

Earlier this year, the world’s top player from India cracked the top 100. Before dropping his match in the second round of the Monte Carlo Masters in April, Nagal defeated World No. 7 Holger Rune 6–4. At this year’s US Open, Nagal had notably dropped a set against the great Roger Federer.