Indian tennis player Sumit Nagal has received a direct entry into the US Open singles main draw after several top players pulled out of the Grand Slam starting August 31.
Leander Paes rolled back the years, linking up with Rohan Bopanna to defeat Mate Pavic and Franko Skugor but Marin Cilic then ruthlessly crushed Sumit Nagal.
Prajnesh Gunneswaran is one win away from sealing a place in the Australian Open main draw after progressing to the final round of the qualifiers.
Davis Cup: India will now face world number two Croatia for the Qualifiers in an away tie, to be held on March 6-7.
Ramkumar Ramanathan and Sumit Nagal thrashed their opponents to give India a 2-0 lead over Pakistan in Davis Cup.
Davis Cup: After Pakistan's top players Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi and Aqeel Khan pulled out of the clash, India enter the tie as overwhelming favorites.
AITA usually names five-member squad apart from one or two reserve players.
Sumit Nagal and Ramkumar Ramanathan are set to be named in the Davis Cup squad for the tie against Pakistan after confirming their availability for the matches on November 29-30 at a neutral venue.
Sumit Nagal rose up the ATP rankings after a good run at the ATP Challenger Campinas event, where he reached the semifinals before losing to Juan Ficovich
Sumit Nagal beat Facundo Bagnis of Argentina 6-4, 6-2 to win the Buenos Aires ATP Challenger tournament on Sunday.
India's Sumit Nagal vaulted 15 places to achieve a career-high ranking of 159 in the latest Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) rankings.
Sumit Nagal had not dropped a set before the final of Banja Luka Challenger 2019.
Sumit Nagal is yet to drop a set in the tournament and a win in the final will help him break into the top 150 in ATP rankings.