India’s Sumit Nagal will face Dominic Thiem of Austria in the second round of the US Open on Thursday. Watch the match live.
Indian tennis fans will have to stay up late on Thursday night as Sumit Nagal locks horns with Dominic Thiem in the second round of the US Open at the Arthur Ashe stadium. Watch it on live streaming and on TV in India.
This is the first time that a male Indian tennis player has reached the second round of a Grand Slam in seven years. The retired Somdev Devvarman was the last one to do so, incidentally at the 2013 US Open.
Nagal has his task cut out though. The Indian tennis star will be up against world No. 3 Dominic Thiem of Austria, who will be well-rested for the clash considering his opponent in the first round, Spaniard Jaume Munar retired after being two sets down.
Thiem has made it to the finals of three Grand Slams, including the Australian Open at the start of the year, where he fell to Novak Djokovic and is viewed as being among the next generation of tennis superstars.
This will be the first time that a Sumit Nagal vs Dominic Thiem clash will take place on the ATP Tour.
It appears to be a tough match-up on paper for Nagal and the Indian tennis player is approaching it as a ‘chance to evaluate himself against the best’.
Sumit Nagal vs Dominic Thiem, Thursday, September 3, 10.45 pm IST (estimated)
Fans can watch the broadcast of the Sumit Nagal vs Dominic Thiem US Open clash on the Star Sports Select 2 and Star Sports Select 2 HD TV channels.
The US Open second-round match will also be streamed live on Disney+ Hotstar.