Sumit Nagal excited for Grand Slam debut against Roger Federer

Last Updated: Aug 24 2019 17:32
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TENNIS- Indian 22 year old Sumit Nagal can’t contain his excitement as he is all set to make his Grand Slam debut against the god of tennis Roger Federer.

Nagal, the fifth Indian to play in a Grand Slam singles main draw, is looking forward to face Federer in round 1 on Monday night.

"It means a lot. Everyone dreams about this. I played well in Qualifiers. Every match meant something, I had some history with all of them. It was a roller-coaster. Of course, I am super happy. I don't even know what to say," Nagal told PTI.

"It will be a great opportunity to play Roger at Arthur Ashe stadium. It's probably the best thing that could have happened. I was hoping I get to play Roger someday. He is God of tennis, so yeah I am looking forward to it," added Nagal.

India’s Prajnesh Gunneswaran is also playing at US Open and begins his campaign against Cincinnati Masters winner and world number five Russian Daniil Medvedev.