As a number of prime gamers pulled out, Sumit Nagal acquired the direct entry into the US Open singles major draw.
- Last Updated: August 5, 2020, 12:52 PM IST
Young Indian tennis participant Sumit Nagal has obtained a direct entry into the US Open singles major draw after a number of prime gamers pulled out of the Grand Slam beginning August 31. The world no.127 was the final man to obtain direct entry into the sector of 128, which was decided utilizing the newest ATP rankings, in keeping with the event web site.
Nagal is the one Indian within the males’s discipline with Prajnesh Gunneswaran, ranked 132, lacking out. Last 12 months, Nagal reached his maiden Grand Slam right here, after profitable all his qualifying spherical matches to arrange a dream encounter with the legendary Roger Federer.
In the much-anticipated conflict, the 22-year previous from Jhajjar took a set off Federer earlier than happening 6-Four 1-6 2-6 4-6. Three-time US Open champion and world no 1 Novak Djokovic headlines the sector with the likes of Federer and Rafael Nadal giving the event a miss.
While Federer has withdrawn from all competitions this 12 months owing to a knee damage, defending champion Nadal pulled out because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Former champion Stan Wawrinka, Nick Kyrgios, Fabio Fognini and Gael Monfils are the opposite prime gamers lacking from the boys’s discipline.
Professional tennis excursions have been on a hiatus since March due to the coronavirus outbreak, with play resuming for girls at Palermo Ladies Open this week in Italy.
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