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26
Jul

Sumit Nagal goes down to World no 2 Daniil Medvedev at Tokyo Olympics

By Saurabh Singh | AITA  After scripting a historic first singles win in 25 years for India at the Olympics, Indian youngster Sumit Nagal’s journey at Tokyo 2020 was cut short by ROC’s Daniil Medvedev in straight sets 6-2, 6-1 in one hour and six minutes at the Ariake Tennis Park in Japan today. Nagal showed flashes of brilliance in

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25
Jul

Fantastic fight back from Ukraine’s Kichenok sisters oust Mirza and Raina from Tokyo 2020 in Women’s doubles

By Saurabh Singh | AITA Indian team in the Women’s doubles Tennis discipline, comprising of four-time Olympian Sania Mirza and Olympics debutant Ankita Raina, lost their first round match against Ukrainian twins Nadiia Kichenok and Lyudmyla Kichenok 6-0, 6-7, 8-10 at court no 11 of the Ariake Tennis Park today. In yet another rollercoaster of a match for Team India

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24
Jul

Sumit Nagal starts off the Indian Tennis campaign with a win on his Olympics debut

By Saurabh Singh | AITA  Representing India in Men’s singles Tennis event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Sumit Nagal has started off with a dream Olympics debut win over Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan in the first round at the Ariake Tennis Park in Japan today. Istomin, with a career high rank of 33 back in 2012, is highly rich

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23
Jul

Nagal in dreamland at the Olympics, and in awe of compatriot Mirza

By Jamie Renton | ITF A week ago, Sumit Nagal tried to sum up his feelings ahead of taking part in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. In a post on twitter, the 23-year-old Indian admitted his participation was “surreal” and that “no words can express my emotions”. Seven days later, on the day of the Olympic Opening Ceremony, the world No. 160

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22
Jul

Nomination for EPGDSM and Sponsorship of Candidates at IIM Rohtak under the Scheme of Human Resource Development in Sports (HRDS)

The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Govt. of India has launched a novel initiative to support such candidates who are meritorious sports persons and represented India at Asian, Commonwealth or Olympics, to pursue the Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Management (EPGDSM) Programme conducted by IIM Rohtak. The financial assistance of amount upto INR 5 lakh per candidate will

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22
Jul

Tokyo 2020: Sumit Nagal carries India’s hope in Men’s singles tennis

India’s challenge in Men’s tennis singles at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will be carried by 23-year-old Sumit Nagal, who made it to the Olympics with a slice of luck after the withdrawal of some players. Making his Olympics debut, Nagal will face Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin in his Tokyo 2020 opener. If he advances to the next round, the Indian

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19
Jul

AITA condemns misleading and inappropriate tweets by Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza

Twitter comments by Rohan Bopanna and then Sania Mirza are inappropriate, misleading and it appears, without knowledge of the rules. They should have checked the rule book of ITF regarding qualifications, something that Divij Sharan seems to have done while writing to TOPS. Rohan Bopanna could not have qualified as per ITF Rules. Therefore Sania Mirza’s tweet is also baseless

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14
Jul

ITF to introduce Advance Doubles Entry system by next month

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) will introduce an Advance Entry System for the Doubles competition at the ITF World Tennis Tour Men’s $25,000 and Women’s $25,000, $60,000, $80,000, and $100,000 Tournaments in August 2021. However, the exact date of introducing this new system is yet to be confirmed. This proposal came through the Men’s and Women’s ITF Player Panel members

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14
Jul

PM Modi and Sania Mirza talk is winning the Internet

Courtesy: TNN World/YouTube In a morale-boosting event for India’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic bound athletes, the Hon. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi held a live interactive session with the Indian team athletes on Tuesday. Speaking to Indian tennis star Sania Mirza, who will become a four-time Olympian at the Tokyo Summer Games, PM Modi began with a query on how to

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12
Jul

The Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will interact with Tokyo Olympic bound athletes on 13th July 2021 at 5.00 pm to motivate them ahead of their participation in the forthcoming Tokyo Olympic Games. The interaction with athletes will be an open event. The link for registration for watching the event live is http://pmevents.ncog.gov.in. Kindly register on the link for

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