Indian table tennis players will look to make the Olympic cut at the World Singles Qualification Tournament. Get the full schedule and watch live streaming in India. Sharath Kamal, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and Manika Batra will fancy their chances of making the Olympic cut at the Doha event from March 14-17.
Young Indian table tennis player Selena Selvakumar qualified for the main draw of the women’s singles at the WTT Contender Tunis 2021 at the Salle Omnisport de Rades in Tunisia on Tuesday. The 21-year-old Selena will join Indian aces Manika Batra, Sharath Kamal and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran in the main round. In the third and final round of the women’s singles qualifiers, Selena Selvakumar produced a terrific comeback against Marwa Alhodaby of Egypt, converting a 2-1 deficit to a 3-2 (10-12 ...
Indian table tennis stars Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra are expected to secure their berths for the Tokyo Olympics at the Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament in Doha, Qatar starting Thursday. Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and Sutirtha Mukherjee will be the other two Indians vying for a Tokyo spot at the Ali Bin Hamad Al Attiya Arena.
The eight teams who make it to the quarter-final of the knockout will qualify for Tokyo 2020, and following that, a new knockout bracket will determine one final qualifier. With 34 entries, the fifth-seeded Indian men's side will have to win two ties — the round of 32 and round of 16 — against lower-ranked opposition.
Qualification in the singles still seems a tough path with only the top 56 in the world with a maximum of four players from each country automatically qualifying. Prajnesh Gunneswaran and Sumit Nagal are the highest ranked Indian players but they are ranked well outside the top 100 to stand a chance of making it to the top 56.
Qualifying criteria. The main qualifying criterion will be players' positions on the ATP and WTA ranking lists published on 14 June 2021 (after 2021 French Open). The players entering were formally submitted by the International Tennis Federation. The ATP and WTA rankings were based on performances from the previous 52 weeks, and there were several tournaments in the two-month period between the time of the rankings being frozen for entry and the beginning of the tennis events at the Olympics.
India's schedule & start times at Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament. Thursday, March 18. South Asia Men’s Singles Round 1 - 12:30 PM IST. Mixed Doubles Round of 16 - 4:30 PM IST
And to make things worse in the Indian contingent for the Olympic Games 2021, there’s a whole lots of trouble happening with the group of tennis athletes sent to represent India. The trouble is mostly revolving around Rohan Bopanna , a 41-year old doubles player who we can say has been one of the leading Indian tennis players for a few years now.