Sumit Nagal from India won an amazing victory at the Australian Open. He beat the 31st-ranked player, Alexander Bublik, in three sets with scores of 6-4, 6-2, and 7-6(5). Now, he’s moving on to the second round and will face the winner of the match between Mackenzie McDonald and Shang Juncheng.

This is a big moment in history because Nagal is the first Indian player since Ramesh Krishnan in 1989 to beat a seeded player at a Grand Slam. Nagal, who is the top-ranked Indian singles player, made it to the main draw by defeating Alex Molcan from Slovakia without losing any sets. This is his fourth time competing in a major tournament.

Sumit Nagal was born on August 16, 1997, in Jhajjar, Haryana. He started playing tennis at the age of eight at a local sports club and later joined Mahesh Bhupathi’s training academy when he was ten. After that academy closed, he continued his training in Toronto with Coach Bobby Mahal.

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Despite facing injuries, Nagal has improved his ranking from being outside the top 500 last year to 122. His performance in the Australian Open qualifiers, where he didn’t lose a single set in three matches, shows that he’s in good form.

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Sumit Nagal was the last Indian to play in the singles main draw of a Grand Slam at the 2021 Australian Open, and he received a singles wildcard at that time. In the 2020 US Open, he also made history by being the first Indian in seven years to win a main draw match at a Grand Slam.