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Paris 2024 Olympics

Spain's Nadal and Alcaraz to play tennis doubles together at Olympics

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Spain's Nadal and Alcaraz to play tennis doubles together at Olympics
Carlos Alcaraz and Rafael Nadal at The Netflix Slam in March. Photo Chris Unger/Getty Images/AFP

Spanish tennis legend Rafa Nadal (38) will join forces with his heir to the throne Carlos Alcaraz (21) in the tennis doubles tournament at the upcoming Paris Olympics.

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French Open champions Carlos Alcaraz and Rafael Nadal have been named in the Spain team for the 2024 Olympic Games, the Spanish tennis federation (RFET) announced Wednesday. Even more exciting is the announcement that they will play together in the doubles tournament.

World number two Alcaraz last weekend won his first Roland Garros title on the clay in Paris, where the Olympic tournament will take place from July 27th to August 4th.

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Nadal boasts 22 Grand Slam victories, including a record 14 French Open titles, but only returned to competition last April after missing the best part of 16 months through injury and is currently ranked 264 in the world.

The Spanish men's squad is completed by world number 32 Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, Pablo Carreño and number two-ranked doubles player Marcel Granollers.

On the women's side, Spanish number one Sara Sorribes and world number 67 Cristina Bucsa have been included in the team.

Injury-plagued former world number two Paula Badosa - now ranked 118 - will not be included in the squad for Paris.

"We have the chance of winning two or three medals (at the Olympics)," said RFET president Miguel Diaz Roman.

All national federations must produce their final list for the Games by June 19 at the latest.

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