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Tokyo Olympics: Sumit Nagal now eligible for singles draw, Yuki Bhambri misses out due to injury


Indian tennis participant Sumit Nagal is now eligible to compete within the males’s singles occasion on the Tokyo Olympics, the world governing physique ITF has communicated to the AITA, a supply within the nationwide tennis physique stated on Friday (July 16). Nagal was ranked 144 on June 14, when ATP rankings had been to be thought of for direct entries.

Another specialist singles participant Prajnesh Gunneswaran was ranked 148 and it stays to be seen if he additionally makes the minimize because the deadline for accepting tennis entries is closing in a number of hours from now. The stringent protocols underneath which the Games are being held and the concern of contracting coronavirus has compelled many withdrawals that saved decreasing the cut-off mark.

“We have received a mail from the ITF that Sumit is now eligible. They have asked for his details. We have started the process of getting him in,” an AITA official informed information company PTI.

Yuki Bhambri, together with his Protected Ranking of 127, additionally made the minimize however since he lately underwent a process on his proper knee within the US, he has made himself unavailable. “I won’t be playing,” Bhambri stated.

If Nagal can make it to Tokyo by completing all the required formalities, it remains to be seen if he makes the doubles draw with Rohan Bopanna, who could not enter with Divij Sharan till now. Bopanna and Sharan’s mixed rank is 113 and so they had been nonetheless fifth alternate lately.

ITF is giving precedence to the singles gamers to fill the doubles draw. Nagal’s entry would additionally imply that India can now have a crew within the combined doubles draw as properly.

As of now solely Sania Mirza and Ankita Raina are sure to compete within the ladies’s doubles draw. Sania used her protected rank of 9 to enter with Ankita.

All top-10 gamers get direct entry and have the privilege to select a associate of their selection, who’s ranked inside top-300.



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