In an interview to ANI Sumit Nagal's sister commented on his son's first round performance against Roger Federer in the US Open. She said: "It was a proud moment for us. No one thought that he would face Federer in his first match.
Nagal's performance was very good. Even Federer said that the first set was difficult for him. Federer proved why is he called God of Tennis. But Nagal's performance in the first set made me very happy. If you have a look at social media, he is being hailed as the Indian Nadal.
My friends told me that I will be called a celebrity as I am the sister of a player." "My husband told me that Sumit would face Federer in the first round match", she continued. "I thought my husband was joking when he said Federer would face Sumit.
It was a big deal for us when we found out Nagal would face Federer. Everyone knew what the outcome of the match might be, but we just wanted to see how Sumit would fare in the match," Sumit's mother Krishna said: "Sumit used to be a lover of cricket His father is a tennis lover, so we enrolled him in tennis.
When the coach saw Sumit for the first time, he said to us that Sumit is a natural on the court. He was very good", she concluded