Rafael Nadal, Garbine Muguruza headline Spain’s Olympic tennis team

Thursday June 16th, 2016

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Rafael Nadal looks to make his comeback at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro as he headlines Spain’s tennis team.

Nadal has withdrawn from this month’s Wimbledon after missing the French Open due to a wrist injury. After winning singles gold in 2008, Nadal missed the 2012 Olympics with knee tendonitis. Rio would be his third Olympics after Athens and Beijing.

Carla Suárez Navarro, David Ferrer, Roberto Bautista Agut and Albert Ramos Viñolas are the other members of Spain’s singles squad. 

Carla Suárez Navarro and Garbiñe Muguruza; Anabel Medina Garrigues and Arantxa Parra Santonja; Rafael Nadal and Marc López; David Ferrer and Roberto Bautista Agut are the doubles pairs. Nadal and French Open champion Garbine Muguruza are tentatively scheduled to play mixed doubles, but Spain has until Aug. 9 to finalize the mixed doubles teams.

In April, Nadal was selected to be Spain’s Olympic flag bearer. 

Nadal last won a Grand Slam at the 2014 French Open.

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