Nagal, who qualified for the Games last week after large-scale withdrawals, faced the lowest-ranked Uzbek in Thursday’s draw.
A first-round win for the 23-year-old Indian, ranked 160, could see him take on second-seeded Russia. Daniil Medvedev, who assumes Alexander Bublik in their first round match.
In women’s doubles, six-time Grand Slam champion Sania mirza Y Ankita raina will block the horns with the Kichenok twins – Nadiia and Lyudmyla – from Ukraine in the first round.
Interestingly, Mirza had teamed up with Nadiia after returning from her maternity leave to win the Hobart Open last year.