World No. 122 Sumit Nagal, India’s top-ranked player, could meet 2nd seed Dominic Thiem in the 2nd round of US Open 2020, starting August 31 in New York.
Sumit Nagal will be featuring in US Open main draw for the 2nd successive year (Reuters Photo)
- Sumit Nagal opens his campaign against World No. 128 Bradley Klahn
- Nagal could meet 2nd seed Dominic Thiem if they advance to the 2nd round
- Nagal heads into US Open after a valiant quarter-final defeat to Wawrinka at Prague Challenger
India’s number one singles player Sumit Nagal drew American Bradley Klahn in his US Open first round and a victory might pit him against world number three Dominic Thiem in the next round.
It will be second straight US Open singles main draw for Nagal, who came through the qualifiers last year and played a memorable match against iconic Roger Federer.
Nagal is ranked six places higher than Klahn at 122 but the experienced American will compete in home conditions.
Nagal is coming into the tournament after reaching quarterfinals at the Prague Open, a Challenger Tour event.
India’s next best ranked Prajnesh Gunneswaran missed out on making the main draw as he was in the alternate list and needed more withdrawals to make it.