Wimbledon championships-2015 : India Youth Sumit Nagal wins Wimbledon boy's doubles title

Highlights:

  • Youngster Sumit Nagal entered the history books as only sixth Indian to win a Grand Slam junior title.
  • He was winning the boys doubles trophy at the Wimbledon championships with partner Nam Hoang Ly.
  • The 17-year-old Nagal and his eighth seed Vietnamese partner overcame the fourth seeds Reilly Opelka and Akira Santillan 7-6(4), 6-4 in the title clash that lasted 63 minutes.
  • Yuki Bhambri was the last Indian to taste success at the top level in junior tennis when he won the Australian Open boys singles title in 2009.
  • Earlier, Ramanathan Krishnan (Wimbledon, 1954), Ramesh Krishnan (French Open and Wimbledon, 1979) and Leander Paes (Wimbledon 1990, U.S. Open 1991) are the other junior Grand Slam singles champions from India.
  • Sania Mirza had won the Wimbledon girls doubles title in 2003 with Russian partner Alisa Kleybanova.
  • There was little to separate the two pairs as the winners won 65 points, only three more than their rivals.
  • Nagal and his partner broke their opponents in the 10th game of the second set and that proved decisive in the outcome of the match.