Tennis Star Sumit Nagal Is Now BoB's Brand Endorser

A role model for today’s youth, Sumit will help the Bank connect with GenNext

Bank of Baroda onboards Rising Indian Tennis Sensation Sumit Nagal as its Brand Endorser

Debadatta Chand, Managing Director & CEO, Bank of Baroda

FinTech BizNews Service

Mumbai, June 20, 2024: Bank of Baroda (Bank), one of India’s leading public sector banks, today

announced that the Bank has signed rising Indian tennis player Mr. Sumit Nagal as its brand endorser.

The move is in alignment with the Bank’s long-standing philosophy to support emerging talented and

ambitious Indian sportspersons as they endeavour to compete with the best on the world stage.

Aged 26 years, Sumit Nagal will be strategically positioned by the Bank to target a younger demographic

and a new generation of customers with a range of products specifically designed for this segment.

The highest-ranked Indian singles tennis player currently, Sumit has jumped to a career-high singles

ranking of World No. 71 on 17 th June 2024, while securing a place in the Indian contingent for the Paris

Olympics in the process. In January 2024, Sumit became the first Indian player in 35 years to defeat a

seeded player in a Grand Slam men’s singles match at the Australian Open 2024.

Sumit joins a stellar line-up of Bank of Baroda endorsers that includes badminton star PV Sindhu and

cricketing youth icon Shafali Verma.

Commenting on the association, Shri Debadatta Chand, Managing Director & CEO, Bank of Baroda said,

“Bank of Baroda has a rich legacy of partnering with and extending its support to some of India’s most

promising sporting talent early on in their careers. We are delighted to welcome Sumit Nagal to the

Bank of Baroda family. Tennis is a global, highly competitive and demanding sport and this makes

Sumit’s journey and what he’s aspiring to achieve all the more inspiring and extraordinary. The

collaboration between Bank of Baroda and Sumit will also go a long way in promoting the sport in India

and helping the Bank reach out to a younger audience.”

“Sumit’s commitment, perseverance, passion and authenticity are just some of the attributes that

define him; values that Bank of Baroda holds dear as well. 2024 is already proving to be a breakthrough

year for Sumit and over 80,000 Barodians are cheering for him as he strives to achieve his dreams and

make the country proud,” added Shri Chand.

Sumit Nagal said, “I am honoured and privileged to be associated with Bank of Baroda and would like to

thank them for putting their confidence in me. Bank of Baroda is a leading, trusted Indian financial

services institution that empowers the dreams and ambitions of millions and I eagerly look forward to

this association.”

Born on 16 th August 1997, Sumit started playing tennis at the age of 8. He won the 2015 Wimbledon

boys doubles title. Sumit is the first Indian to reach a Grand Slam singles main draw in 3 years at the

Australian Open 2024 and the first Indian ever to win 2 ATP Challenger singles titles in Europe. Recently,

in April 2024, Sumit became the first Indian player in 49 years to qualify for the main draw of the Monte

Carlo Masters tournament and the first Indian men’s player ever to win a Masters 1000 match on clay,

defeating Matteo Arnaldi in the round of 64.

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