Gatorade signs three-year association with Sumit Nagal after his heartfelt confession

In news reports published in the early hours of 20th September, Sumit Nagal, lamented over financial troubles and hardships of an athlete’s life.

Gatorade signs three-year association with Sumit Nagal after his heartfelt confession
Gatorade signs three-year association with Sumit Nagal after his heartfelt confession
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After coming across Tennis player Sumit Nagal’s heartfelt confession, Gatorade have signed a 3-year association with highest-ranked Indian singles tennis player.

In news reports published in the early hours of 20th September, Sumit Nagal, lamented over financial troubles and hardships of an athlete’s life. Sumit stated that he is not getting enough support despite being India’s top-ranked tennis player and is left with not more than INR 80,000 left in his bank account.

Even with the remunerations received from his associated Tennis organizations and his earnings across tournaments, Sumit expressed his concerns about supporting his training and not being able to lead a standard lifestyle. This news follows a year of success on the court and hardships off-court

With a vast history of supporting athletes across the world, Gatorade believes in enabling athletes to achieve peak performance. This move by Gatorade underscores its commitment towards helping athletes. In addition, Sumit will be assisted on his recovery and nutrition needs under the guidance of a team of experts at the Gatorade® Sports Science Institute (GSSI).

Gatorade Sports Science Institute helps athletes optimize their health and performance through research, innovation and education on hydration and nutrition science which is key element for sportspeople.

Ankit Agarwal, Associate Director, Energy & Hydration, PepsiCo India adds on the association, “Gatorade has always believed in supporting sportspeople to achieve peak performance. Sumit is a role model for the new-gen athletes of India with his career being a true example of hard work and sweat that makes talent shine. As a brand that is dedicated to supporting athletes in removing barriers to sporting success, we are delighted to welcome Sumit to the Gatorade squad. We wish him the best as he represents the nation, and we hope to empower the next generation of athletes with this association as they continue to pursue their dreams.”

Tennis Player, Sumit Nagal said, “I am deeply moved and grateful to join hands with Gatorade. This association comes to me at a pivotal time, and I am thankful my hard work and passion is getting recognized and appreciated. With Gatorade by my side, I am sure I will reach new heights and give it my all both on and off the court.”

Sumit Nagal is undoubtedly one of the shining stars of Indian tennis at the age of 26. A four-time ATP Challenger Tour champion and a junior Wimbledon doubles champion, Sumit is currently the highest-ranked Indian singles tennis player.

Since 2018, he has been a regular member of India’s national Davis Cup squad and is well-known for winning a match at the Tokyo Olympics and is the first Indian man since Leander Paes in 1996 to win a singles match at the Olympics.

He made his Grand Slam debut in 2019 at the US Open against Roger Federer and is the youngest Indian to qualify for a Grand Slam singles event main draw in the last 25 years.