Less than 24 hours after Sania Mirza became the first Indian to capture a women’s doubles Grand Slam title, there is another Indian winner at Wimbledon 2015. The eight-seeded pair of Sumit Nagal and Nam Hoang Ly emerged as the winners in the boys’ doubles category. The Indo-Vietnamese duo stunned the fourth seeds Reilly Opelka and Akira Santillan 7-6(4), 6-4 in 1 hour 3 minutes.
This is India’s first title in Wimbledon junior doubles after Sania Mirza’s triumph in the girls’ doubles category in 2003.
Sumit Nagal and Hoang Ly were flawless on break point conversion
The big-serving Sumit Nagal and his Vietnamese partner, Nam Hoang Ly were flawless on the break points and converted both the break points they got during this summit clash. They were excellent on their first serve points and won 83% of them.
In the first set, the eighth seeds were broken once. They elevated their level after that and did not even present a single break point opportunity in the second set.
The Delhi-born 17-year-old Sumit Nagal has been touted as the next big thing in Indian tennis for quite some time and this is a big boost to his career. Hopefully we can see many more such big wins from Sumit Nagal in the future.