The matches within the Grand Slams in opposition to Roger Federer and Dominic Thiem have elevated the recognition of Sumit Nagal, and he revealed his intestine feeling that it may very well be “one other top-10 participant” on the Australian Open.
Speaking to the media from Melbourne in a web based interplay organised by Sony Tv, the 23-year-old Nagal mentioned he was discussing together with his coach Sascha Nensel about dealing with a high participant but once more.
“I wish to play a superb match. My focus is to to get higher, benefit from the expertise and play the perfect tennis doable. I have to work totally on all the things,” mentioned Sumit, ranked 139 on the planet.
Sumit was candid in saying he was removed from being an entire participant, and was studying loads from the perfect, “the way in which they do issues on court docket”.
Having featured in a memorable match in opposition to Federer, Sumit mentioned: “He’s too powerful to match, the way in which he reads the sport. He doesn’t make the identical mistake twice.”
Declaring the distinction between Federer and Thiem, one with 20 Grand Slam titles and the opposite with one, Sumit mentioned that he needed to play the way in which Thiem did. “He has a strong backhand, a superb forehand, serves sensible and has excessive depth. I copy him loads.”
Having fun with the eye
Sumit mentioned that he was excited, loved the eye and was not feeling any stress about being one of many only a few Indians making it to Melbourne.
“I really feel proud to characterize India,” mentioned Sumit, conveying his gratitude to his mother and father, mentor Mahesh Bhupathi who backed him from 2008, and the Virat Kohli Basis for stepping in at an important time in his profession.
Nagal mentioned his objective of competing within the Olympics stayed, regardless of all of the uncertainty surrounding the Video games.