New Delhi, Aug. 25 -- Two Indian men's singles players in a Grand Slam main draw are a rarity. So rare, that the last time it happened Roger Federer was still five years away from his first major title and out of the top-100 in ATP ranking.

That was in 1998 when Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi competed at the Wimbledon.

Sumit Nagal (in pic), with a 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 victory over Brazil's Joao Menezes in the final round of qualifiers on Friday night, ensured that the wait was over. He along with Prajnesh Gunneswaran would be India's representatives in the men's singles starting on Monday.

The journey from here on only gets harder for Nagal who has been drawn against third seed Federer in the first round. Gunneswaran, too, has a tough opponen...