The deadline for accepting entries in Tennis expires after a few hours. Many players have withdrawn from the Olympics due to strict protocols and fear of corona infection. An AITA official said, “We have got a mail from ITF that Sumit can play in Tokyo. Asked for their details. We have started the process.
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Yuki Bhambri, ranked 127 and entered the cut, will miss Tokyo due to a recent surgery on his right knee in the US. Bhambri told PTI, ‘I will not play in the Olympics.’
If 23-year-old Nagal is able to play, then it remains to be seen whether he can enter the doubles with Rohan Bopanna. Bopanna and Divij Sharan are yet to find a place in the Tokyo Olympics. Bopanna and Divij have a combined ranking of 113 and they are fifth in the list of substitutes. With Nagal’s play, India can also field a team in mixed doubles. Right now Ankita Raina and Sania Mirza are playing women’s doubles.
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