AFP – The decision has been officially made. Rafael Nadal has confirmed he will play singles, men’s doubles and mixed doubles in Rio despite serious concerns over whether or not his left wrist injury will survive the gruelling challenge.
After an intense training session with compatriot David Ferrer, Rafa said:
After discussing it with my team, I have decided I will play everything that I can.
We are here and practice has gone well — more or less.
It’s not an ideal situation — there are always risks but the MRI scan was OK.
Our champ hasn’t played since he was forced to quit the French Open before the third round after damaging tendons in his left wrist, missing Wimbledon in the process.
The 14-time Grand Slam title winner was the gold medallist at the 2008 Beijing Olympics but missed the 2012 London Games because of a knee injury.
All the way with you! VAMOS RAFA!