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Tokyo Olympics, Tennis Draw: Sumit Nagal To Face Denis Istomin In Opening Round

In women's doubles, six-time Grand Slam champion Sania Mirza and Ankita Raina will lock horns with the Kichenok twins -- Nadiia and Lyudmyla -- of Ukraine in the opening round

Tokyo Olympics, Tennis Draw: Sumit Nagal To Face Denis Istomin In Opening Round
A first-round win for Sumit Nagal, ranked 160, could see him face second-seeded Russia's Daniil Medvedev. | File Photo
Tokyo Olympics, Tennis Draw: Sumit Nagal To Face Denis Istomin In Opening Round
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2021-07-22T10:53:40+05:30

Indian tennis player Sumit Nagal will face Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin in the opening round of the men's singles event at the Tokyo Olympics, starting Friday.

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Nagal, who qualified for the Games last week after large-scale withdrawals, was pitted against the lower-ranked Uzbek in the draw on Thursday.

A first-round win for the 23-year-old Indian, ranked 160, could see him face second-seeded Russia's Daniil Medvedev, who takes on Alexander Bublik in his opening round match.

In women's doubles, six-time Grand Slam champion Sania Mirza and Ankita Raina will lock horns with the Kichenok twins -- Nadiia and Lyudmyla -- of Ukraine in the opening round.

Interestingly, Mirza had paired up with Nadiia after returning from her maternity leave to win the Hobart Open last year.

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