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

NEW DELHI: Indian tennis player Sumit Nagal is now eligible to compete in the men’s singles event at the Tokyo Olympics, the world governing body ITF has communicated to the AITA, a source in the national tennis body said on Friday.
Nagal was ranked 144 on June 14, when ATP rankings were to be considered for direct entries.
Another specialist singles player Prajnesh Gunneswaran was ranked 148 and it remains to be seen if he also makes the cut as the deadline for accepting tennis entries is closing in a few hours from now. The stringent protocols under which the Games are being held and the fear of contracting coronavirus has forced many withdrawals that kept lowering the cut-off mark.
“We have received a mail from the ITF that Sumit is now eligible. They have asked for his details.

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