Sumit Nagal, a 17-year-old, made history as he won the Wimbledon’s Junior Boy’s Doubles and became one of the 6 Indians to win the title. The youngster, along with his Vietnamese partner Nam Hoang Ly, won the Grand Slam Junior Title on Sunday, 12th July. The match, which was held at No.1 Court of the All England Club, lasted for about 63 minutes.
The young duo, ranked 8th, defeated the 4th ranked pair of USA’s Reilly Opelka and Japan’s Akira Santillan 7-6(4), 6-4 in the final clash.
Nagal too, expressed his happiness at winning such a prestigious award.“It’s a fabulous feeling to win a Wimbledon title. It’s one of the biggest and one of the oldest tournaments, so it’s great to win this. I never thought I would do anything like this ever,” Nagal told NDTV. “It doesn’t matter if its singles or doubles, I’m glad I won it.”
Nagal was also congratulated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee who posted tweets to applaud his success.
— President of India (@RashtrapatiBhvn) July 12, 2015
Sumit Nagal has made every Indian proud by winning such a prestigious title. In fact, it seemed like a glorious day for us Indians as Leander Paes and Sania Mirza also made nation proud by their performances. The last Indian to win the junior tennis was Yuki Bhambri in 2009, when he won the Australian Open boys singles title.
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