Sumit Nagal jumps 23 ranks to enter top 100 of ATP singles rankings
In Tennis, India’s Sumit Nagal jumped 23 ranks to enter the top 100 in the ATP singles rankings for the first time in his career.
The title win at the Chennai Open challenger event pushed Nagal to the 98th spot in the latest singles rankings. He defeated Luca Nardi of Italy by 6-1, 6-4 in the final to win his fifth Challenger-level singles title.
Nagal is the first Indian to make the top 100 since P Gunneswaran made the cut in 2019. Last month in the Australian Open, Nagal defeated then world no.27 Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan, becoming the first Indian to beat a seeded player at a Grand Slam in 35 years.