Rafael Nadal addresses prospect of playing doubles with Carlos Alcaraz at Olympics

Nadal is planning to play his last Olympics in Paris next year.

by Dzevad Mesic
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Rafael Nadal addresses prospect of playing doubles with Carlos Alcaraz at Olympics
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Rafael Nadal indicates he is fully open to the idea of playing doubles with Carlos Alcaraz at the 2024 Paris Olympics. Nadal, who won the gold medal for Spain in the singles tournament at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, is planning to retire in 2024.

Next year, Nadal is hoping to be able to play in at least a couple of selected tournaments and competing at the 2024 Paris Olympics is high on his wish list. "Regarding the fact of playing doubles with Carlos, I have not had the slightest conversation with him in that regard.

But I would also like and it would be a good motivation, another incentive for me to be able to close my Olympic cycle playing with Carlos, with everything he is achieving, with the young people and with the great future he has ahead of him," Nadal told Diario AS.

Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz© Getty Images Sport - Clive Brunskill

Alcaraz said it'd be 'a dream' to play alongside Nadal

Alcaraz, 20, will be making his Olympic debut at the 2024 Paris Olympics. In the summer, Alcaraz was asked how he felt about the possibility of playing doubles with Nadal at the Olympics next year.

“It would be a dream. Not only to win a medal at singles or doubles, but just to live the experience of playing a doubles with your idol, would be a memory that I would keep with special affection." Alcaraz told COPE in July.

Just days before Alcaraz said he would like to play doubles with Nadal at the Olympics, he became the first male Spaniard since Nadal in 2010 to win Wimbledon. “Congratulations @carlosalcaraz. You have given us immense joy today and I am sure that our pioneer in Spanish tennis, Manolo Santana, has also been cheering wherever he is.

A very strong hug and enjoy the moment, Champion!!!,” Nadal wrote on X following Alcaraz's Wimbledon final win over Novak Djokovic.

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