The men’s US Open draw begins at Novak Djokovic and ends at Nagal. Rafa will not be at the US Open 2020 but Sumit will be.
Sumit Nagal is an Indian, 22 years old, and for the first time in his career he qualified directly for a Grand Slam by ranking 127th in the ATP. In 2019, he managed to pass the qualification of the US Open and played a Major for the first time.
In New York, the 1.78m right-hander, with a surname with a phonetic similar to Roland Garros’ top winner, played against Roger Federer. And he took the first set 6-4. Then, His Majesty turned the story around with 6-1, 6-2 and 6-4 to go to the second round.
Professional since 2015, Nagal won the Challenger of Buenos Aires in 2019 after beating Facundo Bagnis in the final. His best ranking was 125th in February of this year.