Wimbledon, July 13:
Indian tennis player Sumit Nagal etched his name in the history books on Sunday by winning the Wimbledon boys’ doubles title with Vietnamese partner Nam Hoang Ly.
The 17-year-old Nagal and Ly, seeded eighth, defeated American-Japanese fourth seeds Reilly Opelka and Akira Santillan 7-6(4), 6-4 in the final in an hour and three minutes on No.1 Court of the All England Club.
Both pairs broke each other once to push the first set in to the tie-breaker where Nagal and Ly proved a tad bit better to win the set and take the lead in the match.
The eighth seeds were offered only one breakpoint opportunity in the second set which they grabbed with open hands to get the break of serve and win the set and the match.
The New Delhi-born, right-handed player had also entered the boys’ singles competition. However, he was ousted from the category in only the opener when he lost to Argentinean Juan Pablo Ficovich in three sets. (IANS)