Sumit Nagal Wins Chennai Open, Set To Enter Top-100

Feb 11, 2024

Sumit Nagal is in tremendous form and won the tournament without losing any set.© AFP

India's top singles player Sumit Nagal defeated Italian Luca Nardi in the Chennai Open final on Sunday to win his fifth Challenger-level singles title – a feat that will propel him into the top-100 for the first time in his career. Nagal's 6-1, 6-4 win is likely to take him up to 98th when the latest rankings are released on Monday.

Nagal will be the first Indian to break into the singles top 100 since left-hander Prajnesh Gunneswaran made the cut in 2019.

It has been a great start to the 2024 season for the 26-year-old Indian, who qualified for the main draw of the Australian Open and defeated top-30 player Alexander Bublik in the first round.

Nagal is in tremendous form and won the Chennai Open without losing a set.

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