Sumit Nagal Biography 2024 Age, Career, Wife, Family, Achievements, Tennis, Career Info, Records, Nationality & More

Sumit Nagal Biography: Indian professional tennis player Sumit Nagal was born on August 16, 1997. With a career-high singles rating of world No. 71 attained on June 17, 2024, he is presently the top-ranked Indian player. has been a part of India’s Davis Cup national team since 2018. He became the sixth Indian player to win a junior Grand Slam title when he and Vietnamese player Lý Hoàng Nam won the Wimbledon boys’ doubles championship in 2015.

Sumit Nagal Biography

Tennis player Sumit Nagal, an Indian, had been expected to achieve greatness since he was ten. Nagal has received a lot of acclaim for his ability to take on opponents who are far stronger than him. In his brief career, he has already demonstrated a ferocious competitive spirit and a willingness to improve. With a decade or so to go, he is one of India’s best chances to contend for a Grand Slam.

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Sumit Nagal Biography Details

Full NameSumit Nagal
Date of BirthAugust 16, 1997
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
RoleRight-handed aggressive baseliner (two-handed backhand)
FamilySuresh Nagal (father), Krishna Devi Nagal (mother)

Best finish at each of the four Grand Slams:

  • Australian Open: NA
  • French Open: Qualifying 1st Round (2018)
  • Wimbledon: Qualifying 1st Round (2018)
  • US Open: Round 1 (2019)
  • Highest Ranking: No. 213

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Style of play

Nagal’s game is based on robust shot-making from the back of the court mixed with the occasional foray to the net. He is an attacking player who takes the ball early, and is capable of redirecting pacy shots off both wings. Nagal hits his forehand with a lot of topspin, while his backhand is flat. He throws in slices and drop shots on occasion, and constantly looks for ways to turn a rally to his advantage. Nagal is fairly comfortable at the net, and can hit both drive volleys and drop volleys when he finds himself there.

Physical Stats & More

Height (approx.)in centimeters– 178 cm
in meters– 1.78 m
in feet inches– 5’ 10”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack

Strengths and weaknesses

Nagal’s forehand is arguably his biggest weapon. He can control the pace and pattern of a rally by driving his forehand in different directions, and can also defend well off it. Nagal’s forehand return is particularly strong, and he often hits clean winners with that shot. Nagal’s serve is solid but not threatening, owing largely to his relatively short height. His backhand also suffers a little from lack of power, and has been exploited fairly frequently by his opponents. Nagal has a strong net game, and has shown the ability to knife his volleys into the corners on points set up by his big forehand. His attacking mindset has earned him plenty of success on quick courts already, while his topspin-heavy forehand is also suitable to clay.

Personal life 2024

Date of Birth16 August 1997 (Saturday)
Age (as of 2024)27 Years
BirthplaceJhajjar, Haryana
Zodiac signLeo
HometownJhajjar, Haryana
School• Little Angels Senior Secondary School, Jhajjar, Haryana
• Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya, Paschim Vihar, New Delhi
College/UniversityDid Not Attend
Educational QualificationIntermediate
HobbiesPlaying Online Games
Tattoo(s)• Full sleeve tattoo on his left arm depicting a Japanese temple, lotus, and a samurai
• A lion tattoo on his upper abdomen and a tattoo on his chest
ControversyIn 2017, he was dropped from the Indian squad for the Davis Cup. Reportedly, in 2016, he had missed some practice sessions due to being hungover, and he also brought his girlfriend to his hotel once without informing the authorities. It led to him being dropped from the Indian squad.


Turned ProYear 2015
Coach• Bobby Mahal (2008-2014)
• Sascha Nensel (2014-2016)
• Mariano Delfino (2016-Present)
Mentor/ManagerMahesh Bhupathi
Career Titles2 Challenger, 9 ITF
Highest RankingNo. 129 (7 October 2019)


At the India F8 competition, Nagal defeated Gustavo Vellbach 6–2, 6–0 to win his first-ever ITF Futures title. After that, Nagal defeated fellow countryman Ronit Singh Bisht 6–3, 6–4 to win India F11. In the Wimbledon boys’ doubles final, Nagal and his Vietnamese partner Lý Hoàng Nam triumphed over Reilly Opelka and Akira Santillan. He has the distinction of being the sixth Indian player to win a junior Grand Slam.[6] Nagal defeated fellow countrymen Anirudh Chandrasekar and Vignesh Peranamallur 6–3, 7–5, to win his first-ever ITF futures doubles title alongside Vijay Sundar Prashanth. Nagal also triumphed in the tournament’s singles, defeating Vishnu Vardhan.

Nagal defeated Sanjar Fayziev and Jurabek Karimov 5–5 in the replay to win Uzbekistan F1 alongside Ti Chen. He defeated Daniel Masur 6–4, 1–6, 6–3 to win Poland F6. Against Spain in the 2016 World Group Playoff match in New Delhi, Nagal made his Davis Cup debut for India. He then defeated to win Hungary F7.

Sumit Nagal Early Life

Sumit Nagal was born in Jaitpur, Haryana on 16th August 1997 to Suresh Nagal and Krishna Devi. He started playing Tennis at the age of eight in a local sports club. At 10 years of age, Nagal was selected for Mahesh Bhupathi’s training academy as a part of the first batch of Mahesh Bhupathi’s Apollo Tyres Mission programme in 2018.

Sumit Nagal lived in Bengaluru as a part of the programme between 2008 to 2010. After the training, he shifted to Toronto and started his further training with coach Bobby Mahal. In 2015, Nagal won the Junior Wimbledon Boys Doubles title with his Vietnamese partner Lý Hoàng Nam. The duo defeated America’s Reilly Opelka and Australian Akira Santillan in the final as Nagal became the sixth Indian player to win a junior Grand Slam title.

Sumit Nagal Brand Endorsements

Sumit Nagal has endorsement deals with multiple brands such as Asics, a footwear brand, Gatorade, an energy drink and Yonex, a Japanese Tennis equipment brand.


Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsHe is in a long-term relationship with a girl


ParentsFather– Suresh Nagal (Teacher)
Mother– Krishna Nagal (Homemaker)
SiblingsBrother– None
Sister– Sakshi Shokeen (Elder)

Sumit Nagal House and Car Collection

Sumit Nagal currently resides in his house in New Delhi. However, his family lives in Jaitpur, Haryana. Currently there is no information available regarding his car collection.

Sumit Nagal Summary

NameSumit Nagal
Country (sports)India
ResidenceNew Delhi, India
Born16 August 1997 (age 27)
Place of birthJaitpur, Haryana, India
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro2015
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachSascha Nensel, Milos Galecic, Somdev Devvarman
Prize moneyUS $999,554
Career record11–24 (31.4% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 80 (15 April 2024)
Current rankingNo. 80 (15 April 2024)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open2R (2024)
French OpenQ2 (2021)
WimbledonQ1 (2018)
US Open2R (2020)
Career record0–1 (0% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 416 (17 July 2023)
Current rankingNo. 712 (15 April 2024)

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