Sumit Nagal was anticipating a clash towards a top-10 participant in his opener however the India tennis participant on Friday drew Lithuania’s Ricardas Berankis as his first round opponent on the Australian Open right here.
It will likely be Nagal’s second clash towards the world quantity 72 in as many weeks after dropping to the Lithuanian early this week in the construct up occasion.
If Nagal, a wild card entrant and world quantity 139, can cross the first hurdle, he’ll run into both nineteenth seed Russian Karen Khachanov or native wild card Aleksandar Vukic.
It will likely be Nagal’s third Grand Slam males’s singles look, having competed in US Open (2019, 2020) twice.
Nonetheless, Ankita Raina, who was ready to know if she will get ‘fortunate loser’ spot in the ladies’s singles, couldn’t make the lower.
Within the males’s doubles, Rohan Bopanna and Divih Sharan will compete with their respective companions.