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When India's new tennis star Sumit Nagal had a fanboy moment

By Rediff Sports Desk
Last updated on: July 13, 2015 16:45 IST
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India's Sumit Nagal with the 2015 Wimbledon singles champions, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams. Photograph: Twitter

India youngster Sumit Nagal entered the history books as only sixth Indian to win a Grand Slam junior title.  

The 17-year-old teamed up with Vietnamese partner Nam Hoang Ly to win the boys' doubles crown at Wimbledon on Sunday.

Champions Djokovic, Serena show off their footwork at Wimbledon ball

After being crowned champion, India's newest tennis sensation was busy being fanboy, posing for pictures with the 2015 Wimbledon singles champions, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams, at the 'Wimbledon Champions Dinner'.

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India's Sumit Nagal poses with his prized possession. Photograph: Facebook

Nagal tweeted a combination of pictures with men’s singles winner Djokovic, who  shrugged off losing a stomach-churning second-set tie-break to prevail 7-6(1), 6-7(10), 6-4, 6-3 over Roger Federer and women’s singles champion, Serena, who grabbed her 21st Grand Slam title.

Twitter was flooded with congratulatory messages for the teenager.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted: "It was very heartening to see Sumit Nagal win at Wimbledon. Congrats and best wishes to this young sportsman."

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India's Sumit Nagal with Vietnamese partner Nam Hoang Ly. Photograph: Twitter

The 17-year-old Nagal and Vietnamese partner Hoang, seeded eighth, overcame fourth seeds Reilly Opelka and Akira Santillan 7-6(4), 6-4 in the title round that lasted 63 minutes.

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