Nagal still search­ing for spon­sor­ship boost

Su­mit at­tains rank­ing high

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Pune: Nagal won his sec­ond ca­reer Chal­lenger ti­tle on but de­spite hav­ing break­through sea­son this the 22- old from Ha­has failed to spon­sors. Nagal de­feated lo­cal favourite Fa­cundo Bag­nis 4, 2 the $54,000 event in Buenos Aires, Ar­gentina, in hour in the fi­nal, be­com­ing the first In­dian to win on clay in the uth Amer­ica.

Only Le­an­der Paes has won Chal­lenger in that con

ear­lier, in Brazil in 1995, but that came on hard courts. Ear­lier this Na­had five semis

fi­nal. He for the ATP Tour event on clay in Ham­burg, where his

draw up Richard Gas­quet caught the of the Tour his

with that of cer­tain

The with Rafael Nadal its the US Open when the In­dian was drawn inst other than Roger Fed­erer. Al­though he lost, Na

im­pressed by tak­ing set out of the ter be­ing break down in the opener. But for Nagal, the over­whelm­ing feel­ing win­ning in Buenos Aires was

sense of dis­ap­point­ment the lack of in­ter­est shown by the cor­po­rate houses de­spite his stu­pen­dous

I in one way it has been but the same time it is sad,” Nagal said. Be­ing Chal­lenger fi­nal­ist, com­ing to Ar­gentina

win­ning it is some­thing big. It’s easy to do it. Qual­i­fy­ing in the US Open the of 22 leaset Roger, still im­pact … is com­ing for­ward to

has Su­mit Nagal on Mon­day achieved his ca­reer-best rank­ing af­ter mov­ing up to the 135th po­si­tion in the lat­est ATP chart. The 22-year-old saw him­self climb­ing 26 places in the lat­est ATP rank­ings list. Nagal re­cently made head­lines af­ter mak­ing his Slam de­but against Roger Fed­erer in the US Open.

in ten­nis.” It is when I nan­cial sup­port) the which is I see ple turn­ing walk­ing he said.

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LACK OF FUNDS: Su­mit Nagal

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