Tokyo Olympics: Sumit Nagal gets lucky, makes singles draw of Olympics after Yuki Bhambri gets injured

Tokyo Olympics – Sumit Nagal gets Olympics Entry: World No. 144 Sumit Nagal has made it to the singles draw of the Tokyo Olympics at a very last minute. None of the Indian singles player had qualified directly for the Olympics – but Nagal got lucky on two accounts.

  • 1st – India has got a entry into Olympics after various withdrawals by the top players.
  • 2nd – If not injured Yuki Bhambri would have got a entry for the Olympica via his protected ranking of 127 on ATP Charts – but as Bhambri is injured Nagal will represent India at the Olympics despite being ranked at 144th on ATP Charts.

Olympics: Sumit Nagal gets lucky, makes singles draw of Olympics after Yuki Bhambri gets injured

Olympics – Sumit Nagal gets Olympics Entry: After getting his singles entry confirmed, in all likelihood Nagal is all set to get spot in the mixed doubles draw as well. According to the information availabel, the All India Tennis Association is now trying for a mixed-double spot for Sumit and Sania Mirza.

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Tokyo Olympics – Sumit Nagal gets Olympics Entry: India has always had representations in tennis at the Olympics, but only two players before confirmation on Nagal entry had qualified to represent India this time.

Other than Nagal now, India so far will only be competing in women’s doubles via Sania Mirza & Ankita Rania’s pair.

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Sania Mirza and Ankita Raina are all set to represent India in the women’s doubles event at the Olympics. Sania Mirza will become the first female athlete to represent India at four Olympics, while Ankita Raina will be making her Olympic debut. Sania Mirza had her rankings protected, so she chose Ankita Raina, and they got the official entry into the tournament. Sania Mirza had teamed up with Sunith Rao in Beijing in 2008, Rushmi Chakravathi in London in 2012, Prarthana Thombare in Rio 2016 and Ankita Raina will be her fourth different partner on the straight.

India at Tokyo Olympics – Tennis schedule 

  • Saturday, 24th July, (07:30 – 16:30)

–          Women’s Doubles First Round (Sania Mirza & Ankita Raina)

Olympics Tennis Live Streaming details & all other details – All Tokyo Olympic Tennis Matches will be Live Streamed on SonyLIV in India & Follow them LIVE on InsideSport.co.

India at Olympics – India Tennis History at Olympics: Let’s look at the medal won by Leander Paes in the 1996 Olympic Games.

1996 Atlanta Olympics

India had to wait for 44 years to win an individual Olympic medal. Leander Paes ended the individual Olympic medal drought by winning a bronze medal in the Olympics singles event. He lost to Andre Agassi in the semi-finals but defeated Fernando Meligeni to claim the bronze medal.

Olympics Tennis Live Streaming details & all other details – All Tokyo Olympic Tennis Matches will be Live Streamed on SonyLIV in India & Follow them LIVE on InsideSport.co.