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The Indian team put forth a top performance on Day 1 of their Davis Cup playoff against Denmark in Hillerød, Denmark. Thanks to Sumit Nagal’s brilliant performance against August Holmgren, India managed to level the series 1-1 against the Danes. But before the start of some entertaining tennis action, fans were presented with a moment that goes beyond sports. 

As the pre-match ceremony comprised of the team announcements took place, the Indian squad was greeted with a beautiful rendition of the Indian national anthem played on the violin. The video of this moment has gone viral. 

Watch the video here:

Talking about tennis matches, Denmark’s Holger Rune did what he was supposed to do as he registered a clinical 6-2, 6-2 win to put the host up 1-0 on Friday. But then, Nagal fought a one-set deficit to beat Holmgren 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in two hours and 27 minutes to make it 1-1 at the end of day one.

In the first set, Nagal struggled as Holmgren made quick work of the Indian despite a few moments of brilliance. The Delhi-born tennis star soon got his back into the game and clawed back to a 5-2 lead in the second set. Then Nagal avoided a late rally by the Dane and won the set 6-3. He showcased similar composure and skill in the last set to clinch the match.

Celebrating this win, Nagal shared a tweet talking about how playing for India is always special. He tweeted, “Always a special feeling to wear the blue jersey and play for my country. A small step in a long journey ahead  We go again!”

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