The greatest sporting event Olympics will take place in Rio next year and the rules state that participants must have played at least three Davis Cup matches since 2013. Rafael Nadal won Olympic gold in the men’s singles back in 2008, and he needs the Davis Cup matches to qualify for Rio’s Olympic Games 2016, or he can get one of the wildcards offered.

About the forthcoming Olympics in Rio, Rafael Nadal said that it was not the only priority for 2016. 

“I have important meetings before the Olympic Games. When the time comes I will take part and I hope to be there to compete. In Beijing, in 2008, I experienced one of the best moments of my career. I was injured for the London Olympics in 2012 and that time was one of the hardest moments for me. I lost the chance to compete and hope to be there in 2016, where I will probably have my last chance. I don”t know if I will be in Tokyo in 2020. We must know that in Rio I’ll be 30-years old. I don”t know if I’ll be in the circuit at 34 years, maybe yes maybe no, I don”t know if I will be able to compete in five years.”


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