Rafael Nadal has his fingers crossed for doubles pairing with Carlos Alcaraz at the Paris Olympics with eyes set on his 3rd medal

Rafael Nadal wants to bid adieu in proper fashion.


Rafael Nadal has his fingers crossed for doubles pairing with Carlos Alcaraz at the Paris Olympics with eyes set on his 3rd medal

Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz (via Tennis World)

The 22-time Grand Slam champ, Rafael Nadal, is thrilled to team up with young tennis talent Carlos Alcaraz at the 2024 Paris Olympics. In a recent interview with AS, Nadal expressed his desire to play with Alcaraz. He said that he sees himself playing the role of a motivator more than a partner for the young Spaniard. In what might be his last season before retiring, he also highlighted the promise and accomplishments of the upcoming young players.

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With 2 Olympic medals already, the 14-time French Open Champion is eyeing a third. Provided his health allows. When discussing the possibility of playing doubles with Alcaraz in the Olympics next year, Nadal gave a clear response. He said, “If I’m in good shape and he’s up for it, I’d be thrilled.”

Rafael Nadal has represented Spain successfully over the years, having won 2 Olympic Gold medals and 4 Davis Cup titles as well. Nadal also expressed his admiration for the pure essence of sport and his past experiences. However, he clarified that he hadn’t discussed the idea of playing doubles with Carlos at all, until this point.

This dream of Rafael Nadal is not one-sided, as Carlos Alcaraz is also looking forward to sharing the court with his idol and tennis legend. He stated how it would be a dream come true for the 20-year-old. The youngster also said that it would indeed be a memorable experience for him.

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Rafael Nadal is still in doubt regarding his participation in next year’s Australian Open

The clay court King, Rafael Nadal has been out for almost the entire of the season this year due to injury scares. The Spaniard announced that the 2024 season will be the last one that he will play before retiring from the sport.

Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal (via Code Sports)

Talking about his chances of playing in the Australian Open next year, the Spaniard said that he is still in pain and is recovering. Rafael Nadal has mentioned that he would like to play in all the tournaments that he can next year to enjoy a proper farewell from the sport on his own terms. But he must do it while taking into consideration his fitness.

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