Indian tennis will have a strong representation in the qualifiers of the French Open beginning Monday in Paris. Sumit Nagal, Prajnesh Gunneswaran and Ramkumar Ramanathan will be part of the men’s singles qualifying while Ankita Raina will be the sole female participating.
The clay-court Grand Slam was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic and the main draw will begin next week. Unlike the US Open earlier this month, Roland Garros has included the qualifying draw.
India No 1 Nagal, who became the first Indian in seven years, to win a singles match at a Grand Slam at the US Open, is seeded 16th and will start his campaign against Dustin Brown. The world No 127 Indian will be high on confidence coming from a strong performance in New York and playing on a surface his game flourishes on.