“My goal is to stay healthy and play as many matches as I can” – Sumit Nagal, after qualifying for the ATP Heilbronn Challenger

Coming back from a hip surgery, Sumit Nagal played and won two rounds of qualifying at the Neckar Cup ATP Challenger event in Heilbronn, Germany. Sumit shared his thoughts after the matches. Excerpts below:

Qualifying Results –
[QR1] Sumit Nagal(🇮🇳,289) d. (WC) Yannick Kelm(🇩🇪,NR) 6-2 6-1
[FQR] Sumit Nagal(🇮🇳,289) d. Alexis Gautier(🇫🇷,339) 6-4 2-0 (ret)

Q) You made it to the main draw. Your opponent retired from the match today. Was he injured?

Nagal – I don’t know. In Tennis anything is possible. I don’t know what his injury is, but I wish he gets better soon.

Q) How would you describe the match?

Nagal – Talking about the match, it was okay. I wouldn’t say it was excellent level. But I have been working on a few things and I got a chance to implement them in the match. So it was a good 1 hour session for me on court. I have come out of the court feeling positive and feeling better.

Q) You are coming back from a hip injury. How do you feel on court and how would you rate your performance?

Nagal – I have been away for a long time. So for the amount of time I was off court, I think I played pretty decent matches. I am happy with my performance. My goal is to stay healthy and play as many matches as I can.

Photos from Sumit’s qualifying matches (Credits – Neckar Cup)

Vatsal is a tennis player and fanatic. Currently learning French

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