Sumit Nagal scares Roger Federer in US Open
New Delhi : Indian Tennis sensation Sumit Nagal gave Roger Federer a scare as he scored first set 6-4. 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer then had to make a comeback from behind to put the match across the Indian in four sets.
Sumit Nagal may have lost the game, but he has definitely won several hearts with his performance. In the post match ceremony, a TV anchor asked Federer if he at any time felt he was playing familiar foe Rafael Nadal and not Sumit Nagal. Federer chuckled after the question was asked and came up with an interesting reply.
“We change the ‘G’ and add a ‘D’ - did you think for a second it was Nadal?”— US Open Tennis (@usopen) August 27, 2019
😂 @rogerfederer | #USOpen pic.twitter.com/jZuJjub5Fh
After the game, Federer on a light note said, “I Thought I Played Like my Beard Today, I Was Rusty”.
“Maybe it’s not a bad thing to go through a match like this. It was very similar at Wimbledon when I dropped the first set there, as well, in the first round,” said Federer.
“At the end you look at the last three sets, and they were good. That’s encouraging.”After the match Federer heaped praise on his opponent for the performance he managed to deliver on one of the sport’s biggest stages.”Never easy to come out and play your best. Even though it’s kind of what you live for, you dream about, playing on the big stage. So I think he did that very well,” said Federer.”He knows what he can bring. That’s why I think he’s going to have a very solid career.”