Sumit Nagal certified for Tokyo Olympics after large-scale withdrawals.© Twitter
Indian tennis participant Sumit Nagal will face Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin within the opening spherical of the boys’s singles occasion on the Tokyo Olympics, beginning on Friday. Nagal, who certified for the Games final week after large-scale withdrawals, was pitted towards the lower-ranked Uzbek within the draw on Thursday. A primary-round win for the 23-year-old Indian, ranked 160, might see him face second-seeded Russia’s Daniil Medvedev, who takes on Alexander Bublik in his opening spherical match.
In ladies’s doubles, six-time Grand Slam champion Sania Mirza and Ankita Raina can be up towards the Kichenok twins — Nadiia and Lyudmyla — of Ukraine within the opening spherical.
Interestingly, Mirza had paired up with Nadiia after getting back from her maternity go away to win the Hobart Open final 12 months.