US Open: India's Sumit Nagal may face 2nd seed Thiem if he wins against US' Bradley Kahn

India’s Sumit Nagal has drawn United States’ Bradley Klahn as his first-round opponent in the men’s singles category at the US Open which starts in New York next Monday.

The 23-year-old made his Grand Slam debut at US Open last year, coming through the qualifiers to play Roger Federer in the first round. He is the top-ranked Indian singles player at present.
The 23-year-old made his Grand Slam debut at US Open last year, coming through the qualifiers to play Roger Federer in the first round. He is the top-ranked Indian singles player at present. Photo courtesy: US Open

Nagal, ranked 122 in the world currently, takes on Klahn (world No 128) and, should he overcome his opponent, might go up against second seed Dominic Thiem, who takes on world No 104 Jaume Munar from Spain, in the round of 64.

The Indian No 1 was the last man to receive direct entry into the field of 128, which was determined using the latest ATP rankings. This is set to be the first meeting on the ATP tour between Nagal and the 30-year-old left-handed player from Los Angeles.

Nagal returned to competitive action in Prague last week, where he lost to three-time Major winner Stan Wawrinka in the quarter-finals. 

The 23-year-old made his Grand Slam debut at US Open last year, coming through the qualifiers to play Roger Federer in the first round. He is the top-ranked Indian singles player at present.

The US Open is being held behind closed doors in New York due to the coronavirus pandemic from August 31 to September 13.

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