Rohan Bopanna, Sumit Nagal Qualify For Paris Olympics 2024

The tennis events in Paris Olympics 2024 would feature 64 players each in men’s and women’s singles. The top 56 qualified automatically through ATP rankings as of June 10. 

Indian tennis players Rohan Bopanna and Sumit Nagal have secured berths for the Paris Olympics 2024 automatically through their Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) rankings. While Bopanna will be playing in the doubles, Nagal would be contesting in the Single’s category.

Bopanna, who is currently world number 4 in the doubles ranking, has sustained his rank in the top 10 since November 2023. The 44-year-old has a convincing calendar year with the Australian Open Grand Slam in January and reaching the semi-finals at the French Open. 

Rohan Bopanna, Sumit Nagal Qualify For Paris Olympics 

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Rohan Bopanna, Sumit Nagal Qualify For Paris Olympics

The Indian tennis star had represented the country previously at the 2012 London Olympics and 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. However, he missed the 2022 Tokyo Olympics. 

Bopanna is expected to choose world number 67 Sriram Balaji as his partner for the Olympics, given the quota is confirmed by NOC. 

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Meanwhile, Nagal secured his Olympic berth after a notable leap in his single ranking following a win at the ATP Challenger title at the Heilbronn Neckar Cup in Germany. Nagal climbed from 77 to 95 points to qualify for the Paris Olympics. 

Nagal who was 138th in the rankings back in January broke into the Top 100 of the ATP earlier this year with a title win at Chennai Open. 

Rohan Bopanna, Sumit Nagal Qualify For Paris Olympics 2024

Nagal had represented India at the 2022 Tokyo Olympics. 

The tennis events in the Paris Olympics 2024 would feature 64 players each in men’s and women’s singles. The top 56 qualified automatically through ATP rankings as of June 10. 

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In the doubles, 32 teams will compete in men’s and women’s events each. Each country will have a maximum limit of teams. The first players to qualify for the event were the top 10 players in the doubles rankings, as long as they had a partner available within the top 300 of the doubles competition. 

Each country has a maximum of four quotas. The deadline to confirm the use of quotas for the National Olympic Committees is June 19. The body has the exclusive authority over their country’s representation at the Paris Olympics and will determine the final selection of athletes.

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