After being nominated as the Indian No.1 player by captain Rohit Rajpal, Sumit Nagal rose up to the occasion and gave the team exactly what they were looking for. Nagal, who’s lost three very three-setters this year, finally managed to go past the finishing line in what could be a confidence-boosting win for the young lad from New Delhi.
[Rubber 2] Sumit Nagal(IND,506) d. August Holmgren(DEN,484) 4-6 6-3 6-4
Earlier in the day, Yuki Bhambri, who’s now retired from singles, stepped up to help implement captain Rohit Rajpal’s strategy, which was to let Sumit Nagal play against Denmark No.2 August Holmgren on Day 1. He had the mammoth task of playing against the world no. 9, but he gave his best that did not prove to be enough at the end.
[Rubber 2] Yuki Bhambri(IND,571) l. Holger Rune(DEN,9) 2-6 2-6