Nagal additionally stands an opportunity to characteristic in doubles, offered his mixed rating with Rohan Bopanna, the highest-ranked Indian in doubles, makes the reduce.
The final time India had an entry in singles on the Video games was in London 2012 when Somdev Devvarman and Vishnu Vardhan competed.
“I knew it (reduce off) was going to drop. Issues space little bit completely different this 12 months, in comparison with different Olympics.
“Nonetheless, I really feel very completely satisfied that I obtained in. Getting an opportunity to put on the Indian color and signify the nation within the singles draw, I can’t complain a lot about it,” Nagal stated.
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The 23-year-old stated he would give his greatest shot at successful a medal.
“In tennis something is feasible. What are the possibilities? No one is aware of,” he stated. “Will I’m going and do my greatest on the court docket, will I give my 100 per cent
on the court docket? That’s for positive. These are the issues I’m wanting ahead to and have in my thoughts.”
Nagal can even get precedence entry in doubles because the ITF Olympics qualification system provides precedence to singles gamers onsite. Meaning the nomination of Bopanna and Divij Sharan, ranked 38 and 75 respectively as on June 14, stand withdrawn regardless of having the next mixed rating.
This has been a supply of heart-burn for the doubles gamers on the Tour, however the ITF stated it was guided by IOC diktat.
“There was singles precedence in doubles at earlier Video games. There’s a directive from the IOC to assist hold the variety of athletes on website as near the agreed quota as attainable,” an ITF spokesperson stated.
The tennis entries have been capped at 86 every for women and men, combining singles and doubles.