Tennis: Olympics highly esteemed for Nadal

Published: May 5, 2012

MADRID: Winning a gold medal for your country at the Olympic Games is the greatest achievement in tennis, said world number two Rafael Nadal, while also leaving the door open to a possible return to Spain’s Davis Cup team in September. After his triumph in Beijing four years ago, Nadal will be chasing a second Olympic singles gold in London, when the event in July and August will be staged on the grass courts of Wimbledon’s All England Club. The 25-year-old said that for him, personally, the Olympics ranked above the four grand slams in prestige. “The Olympic Games is very special for many reasons and in my opinion the biggest one because you are representing your country,” said Nadal as he prepares for the Madrid Masters event starting next week.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 5th, 2012.

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