Rafael Nadal’s 2016 Rio Olympics Draw

El tenista español Rafael Nadal ofrece una rueda de prensa hoy, miércoles 3 de agosto de 2016, en la Villa Olímpica de Río de Janeiro (Brasil). Rafael Nadal, que retomará la competición dos meses después de la lesión en la muñeca que padeció en Roland Garros, reconoció este miércoles que el hecho de haber sido elegido abanderado para Río de Janeiro tuvo una gran influencia para decidir jugar la competición porque no podía "renunciar a ser abanderado por segunda vez". EFE/ Esteban Biba
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The draw for tennis event at the 2016 Rio Olympics has been made. It sees Rafael Nadal drawn in the first round against Argentine Federico Delbonis.

Rafa leads head-to-head series 3-0 agaisnt Delbonis and will be confident of securing a second round match-up against the winner of the clash between Andreas Seppi and Illya Marchenko.


If Rafa is to win gold for Spain then he will most likely need to beat both Djokovic and Murray. Only ten of the world’s Top 20 men are playing singles.

Rafa’s potential route to the final:

  • Round 1: Federico Delbonis
  • Round 2: Andreas Seppi or Illya Marchenko
  • Round 3: Gilles Simon
  • Quarter final: David Goffin
  • Semi final: Novak Djokovic
  • Final: Andy Murray

Projected quarterfinals:

  • Novak Djokovic vs Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
  • Rafael Nadal vs David Goffin
  • Kei Nishikori vs Gael Monfils
  • Andy Murray vs David Ferrer

In the doubles – which sees him seeded sixth with Marc Lopez – he will face Robin Haase and Jean-Julien Rojer in the first round.

Good luck & Vamos Rafa!


  1. Rafa, as you can see, your fans are supporting you with love and fervor!!! If you should feel your wrist is not what it should be, YOU decide to play or not. We don’t want to see a great career fall apart because you didn’t pay enough attention to an injury. That said, I wish you good health, good luck and good decisions!!! VAMOS RAFA!!!!

  2. Very good Rafa! Wonderfull!
    Let’s go to the next, you can do it! Gogogogo!!!!!!!!!!!! We will be with you!

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