Sumit Nagal Creates History By Confirming Paris Olympics Qualification

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Sumit Nagal

Indian tennis star Sumit Nagal has officially confirmed his participation in the 2024 Paris Olympics. This marks his second appearance at the Olympics, following his debut at the 2020 Tokyo Games, where he reached the second round.

Nagal expressed his excitement on social media, stating, “Extremely glad to share that I have officially qualified for the 2024 Paris Olympics. This is a monumental moment for me as the Olympics holds a special place in my heart!” He continued, “One of my career highlights so far was participating in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Ever since then, Paris has been a big goal for me. Can’t wait to put my best foot forward.”

Nagal’s recent victory at the Heilbronn Challenger helped him break into the top 80 of the ATP singles rankings, solidifying his qualification for the Paris Olympics. This win was Nagal’s second Challenger title of the season, following his triumph at the Chennai Challenger earlier this year.

Sumit Nagal

 

Sumit Nagal Becomes The Second Indian Player to Achieve This Feat

At 26, Nagal becomes the second Indian player to qualify for the singles event in consecutive Summer Games editions since Leander Paes, who competed from 1992 to 2000. Paes won a bronze medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, marking India’s second individual medal in the history of the quadrennial event.

Venue: Tennis events at the Paris Olympics will be held at Roland Garros, the iconic venue of the French Open, from July 27 to August 4.

Nagal’s qualification was confirmed due to the increasing number of withdrawals by higher-ranked players. The International Tennis Federation (ITF) is set to release the official entry list on July 4, which will include Nagal.

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