Nagal, Sumit Sumit Nagal (born August 16, 1997) is a professional tennis player from India. He has been ranked world number one by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). He is the first Indian male tennis player to reach the top ranking.
He achieved this feat on May 25, 2016 after defeating German Michael Berrer in the final of the ATP Monte Carlo Open. This is also the first time that an Indian has held the top spot for such a long period of time. Before him, Sanjay Kumar had held the top spot for a few weeks in 2009.
Nagal turned pro in 2014 and has won two singles titles so far. He currently resides in Florida.
Nagal plays on the ATP World Tour. His highest ranking to date is number one.
Nagal defeated American Sam Querrey in the final of the 2015 US Open to become the first Indian to win a Grand Slam title. He is only the second Asian man (after Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka) to do so.
Nagal is currently studying management at Boston University.
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