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Sumit Nagal wins ATP Challenger Tournament after Grand Slam debut

Sumit Nagal achieved his career-best ranking so far, settling at 135, after beating Argentina's Facundo Bognis.

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Buenos Aires: Indian tennis player Sumit Nagal notched up a straight-set win over home favourite Facundo Bognis to claim the men’s singles title at the USD 54,160 ATP Challenger Tournament here.

The 22-year-old from Haryana, seeded seventh, outclassed 8th seed Bognis of Argentina 6-4, 6-2 in an hour and 37 minutes to win the title.

It was Sumit’s second Challenger title of his career, following the triumph in the Bengaluru Challenger event in 2017.

“Brilliant performance @nagalsumit and I extend hearty Congratulations on Winning ATP Buenos Aires Challenger Title. Sumit Nagal will enter Top 135 in Rankings!,” Sport minister Kiren Rijiju wrote on his twitter handle.

The talented youngster jumped of 26 spots to achieve a career-best ranking of 135 on Monday.

Last month, Nagal grabbed headlines after he made his Grand Slam debut and produced a spirited fight against the legendary Roger Federer in the first-round of the US Open.

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