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Rafael Nadal, the 22-time Grand Slam singles champion from Spain, is set to play the doubles alongside Carlos Alcaraz at the Paris 2024, which will go down from July 26 to August 11. The captain of the Spanish tennis team, David Ferrer, confirmed on Wednesday, June 12, that Rafael Nadal will also be playing singles at the Olympics.

Notably, Rafael Nadal won the gold medal in singles for Spain at the Beijing 2008 after defeating Chile’s Fernando Gonzalez in three straight sets. During the Rio 2016, he went on to take the gold medal in doubles alongside Marc Lopez, defeating Romania’s Florin Mergea and Horia Tecau.

Rafael Nadal & Carlos Alcaraz set to play doubles at Paris Olympics 2024

David Ferrer told reporters, “One pair, which I think everyone knows and was hoping for is Carlos Alcaraz and Rafael Nadal and the second pair is yet to be decided, it hasn't been 100% confirmed yet. We'll wait a bit before announcing that. But Rafa and Carlos will be playing together in Paris.”

In his recent outing on the tennis court, Rafael Nadal lost in the first round of the French Open singles against Alexander Zverev. Following his shock exit from the tournament, he said, “My body has been a jungle for two years. You don't know what to expect. I wake up one day and I find a snake biting me. Another day a tiger. I have been fighting with all the things that I went through.”

“But the dynamic is positive the last few weeks. I felt ready. I think tomorrow I'll be ready to play again if I have to. But I will not have to,’ added Nadal.