Never thought I would win Wimbledon, says Sumit Nagal

London, July 13: After holding aloft the Wimbledon boys' doubles trophy here, Indian tennis player Sumit Nagal said he never thought he would be able to achieve this rare feat.

Praises pour in

In the neck-and-neck summit clash on Sunday, Nagal and his Vietnamese partner Nam Hoang Ly beat Reily Opelka and Akira Santillan 7-6 4), 6-4 on No.1 Court of the All England Club.

File photo of Sumit Nagal

"It's fabulous winning the Wimbledon title. It's one of the oldest and biggest tournaments, so it's great to win the trophy. I never thought I would be able to do anything like this ever," Nagal was quoted as saying by television channel NDTV.

"It doesn't matter if it's singles or doubles, I am just glad that I have won it."

The 17-year-old also said that coming from India and winning the title makes it even more special.

"After coming from such a big country like India, winning the trophy is even more special," the New Delhi lad said.

Asked what was going through his mind in the topsy-turvy encounter, he said: "I was just worrying as to who would eventually succeed in holding the cup. I was thinking - Are we going to kiss it? I am just glad it is over."


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