(EFE) – Rafael Nadal said Wednesday he expected to take part in the upcoming Summer Olympics and hoped to be well-prepared for the competition.
“I hope to improve a bit every day and be well-prepared for Rio, although, as I always say, nothing is ever certain in life,” Rafa said during the presentation of his “Sport Xperience by Rafa Nadal” in his hometown of Manacor, a small village on the Balearic island of Mallorca.
“I feel fine, am working hard and recovering,” said the Spanish player at the presentation of his interactive exhibit which showcases the numerous trophies he has won and includes games and tennis simulations.
Rafa expressed his appreciation for the “recognition” implied in being the designated flag bearer for the Spanish delegation at the Rio Olympics.
He also said that taking part in the Olympics is an experience that an athlete can “very seldom” enjoy in his career.
“I hope everything turns out well this time, unlike in London,” he added, in reference to the 2012 edition of the Olympics, in which he was unable to compete due to an injury.