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Sumit Nagal grew up watching Dragonball Z, Beyblade; wants to spend a few weeks in Japan

The rising tennis star shares how he lets his hair down when not on the tennis court playing some smashing forehands.

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Updated: Oct 31, 2019, 07.01 PM IST
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Nagal likes being on tour, as well as travelling on vacation.
In the recent ATP rankings, Sumit Nagal is now World No 129. After playing on centre court at the US Open against Roger Federer, the 22-year-old has seen a rise in his ranking. He told ET Panache in an interview that he hopes to visit Japan soon.

"I grew up watching Japanese anime. I still do watch, I am a big fan. Unfortunately, I have never been to Japan. I would like to go once and spend a few weeks there. My favourite show was 'Dragonball Z'. I watched a lot of 'Beyblade' and 'Pokemon' as well," he said.

Gaming is also another thing that Nagal likes to do when he is not playing or practising tennis.

​Nagal is a fan of Japanese anime​.
Nagal is a fan of Japanese anime.

"I like watching videos online. I am into gaming as well. I play online on my computer," he added.

But it is travel that never seems to tire Nagal. He likes being on tour as well as visiting places for holidays.

"I love Mumbai the best. I have a lot of friends there. I just love the city. If I have to go on a holiday, then I love Barcelona. It is great as is Miami. A small island is something great and fun too. I like beaches to explore places which is always fun," he said.

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