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Nadal and Alcaraz to Play Doubles Together for Spain at Paris Olympics

The Spanish tennis federation announced on Wednesday that Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz will team up for doubles at the upcoming Paris Olympics. This decision follows Alcatraz’s recent victory at the French Open, where he secured his third Grand Slam title. The Olympic tennis matches will be held on the same courts as the French Open, where Nadal has a remarkable record of 14 victories.
Alcatraz, who will make his Olympic debut, is often regarded as the successor to Nadal in Spanish tennis and has expressed admiration for Nadal since his childhood. Spain captain David Ferrer confirmed the partnership while unveiling the team roster.
Alcatraz has expressed his ambition to win an Olympic medal for Spain, stating a preference for Olympic gold in Paris over defending his Wimbledon title this year. Nadal, aged 38, will also compete in singles and already holds Olympic gold medals in singles (2008) and doubles (2016 with Marc López), in addition to his 22 Grand Slam titles.
Nadal, who suffered an early exit at Roland Garros this year, hinted that this might be his final year on the tour due to persistent injuries.The rest of the Spanish men’s team for the Olympics includes Pablo Carreon Bustard, Alejandro Davidovich, and Marcel Granollers.For the women’s team, captain Anabel Medina selected Sara Sorribes Tormo and Cristina Bucsa as the top-ranked Spanish players, with Paula Badosa opting out of the competition due to her limited events remaining under her protected ranking.

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