Rafael Nadal Intends to Compete in All Three Events at Rio Olympics 2016

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Saturday, December 19th, 2015 | 0


Following in the footsteps of his traditional rival Roger Federer, ace Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal divulged his yearning to compete across all the three events – singles, doubles and mixed doubles – at the next year’s Rio Olympics to maximize a medal prospect.

The 29-year-old is projected to join forces with Garbine Muguruza for the mixed doubles event, even as the duo have not corroborated with each other on the same. Muguruza had a fantastic 2015 season that saw her rise to No. 3 in the women’s singles rankings, and is placed 16th in doubles.

“I’m sad to have missed the 2012 London Olympics (due to knee injury), Nadal told Radio Mallorca. “So, I’ll compete in everything and make the most in Brazil. I’ll compete in the singles and also play the mixed doubles,” added the Spaniard, who is also expected to partner Fernando Verdasco in men’s doubles.

Asked if he’s spoken to Muguruza for the potential partnership, Nadal stated: “I don’t know. I’ve not spoke to her. She’s had a fantastic year, and (she’s) a very good choice, but my main goal is to compete well and have fun like in recent months.”

This comes after Muguruza expressed her desire to join hands with Nadal for the sport’s mega-event next season.

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