Sumit Nagal wins Chennai Open, set to enter top-100 | Tennis News

NEW DELHI: Sumit Nagal, India’s top singles player, secured his fifth Challenger-level singles title on Sunday by defeating Italian Luca Nardi in the final of the Chennai Open.
This victory is expected to propel Nagal into the top-100 rankings for the first time in his career.
The 6-1, 6-4 win is anticipated to take him to the 98th spot when the updated rankings are released on Monday.
This achievement makes Nagal the first Indian to break into the singles top-100 since Prajnesh Gunneswaran achieved this feat in 2019.
Nagal has had an impressive start to the 2024 season, notably qualifying for the Australian Open main draw and causing an upset by defeating top-30 player Alexander Bublik in the first round.
His performance at the Chennai Open was exceptional, winning the title without dropping a set.
(With PTI inputs)


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