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Nadal to play singles, doubles and mixed in Rio

Nadal was forced to quit the French Open before the third round after damaging his tendons in his left wrist, missing Wimbledon in the process.? Photograph: (Reuters)

AFP Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Aug 02, 2016, 11.16 PM (IST)
Rafael Nadal committed himself to playing singles, doubles and mixed doubles at the Olympics despite serious concerns over whether or not his left wrist injury will survive the gruelling challenge.

"I have decided I will play everything that I can," said the 30-year-old Spaniard.

Nadal 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.

(AFP)
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