Rafael Nadal will have the honour of carrying the flag for the Spanish Olympic team at the Rio Games.
The 14-time Grand Slam champion was chosen by the Spanish Olympic Committee to lead the team at the opening ceremony on August 5.
The Rio Games will be Rafa’s third Olympics (Athens 2004, Beijing 2008).
Our champ was supposed to be the flag bearer at the 2012 London Olympics but got injured before the games and was replaced by NBA player Pau Gasol.
Congrats Rafa! We are so proud of you!
[UPDATED] Rafa on being named Spanish flag bearer for this summer Rio Olympic Games:
I would like to thank the Spanish Olympic Committee the opportunity to be the standard bearer in the Olympic Games in Rio.
I’m very excited. I hope the games will be great and that the entire Spanish team can do well, wish us luck.