Rafael Nadal met the media in an event with Telefonica in the Spanish capital, Madrid, for the first time since 27th May, the day he announced his withdrawal from Roland Garros. He seemed freer mentally, probably because he didn’t the worry of not playing the Rio Games.
Speaking about this, he continued, 'I will be there and that's the most important thing, but I do not know how my level of tennis would be. What I am doing at the moment is working every day to compete well again.
It's complicated to comeback and have very good feelings, I am aware of this. The wrist is better, it was an unfortunate injury because things were going well and I was enjoying the competition, which I could not do in 2015.'' 'We try to be positive every day, I am enjoying this challenge and I will try to arrive ready both at the Olympic Games both in an important swing of the season for me like Cincinnati, US Open and then I hope to play Davis Cup.
Then I am supposed to play Beijing, Shanghai, Basel, Paris and I hope ATP World Tour Finals.' For the Mallorcan, the Olympic Games are the biggest event in the sport. 'In Beijing 2008 I probably lived the two most beautiful weeks of my career.
Not being in London, in 2012 was the toughest decision of my tennis life, because you never know what can happen in four years and you do not know if you will be able to play the next Olympics,’ he said. In Rio, Nadal will play singles, men's doubles with Marc Lopez and mixed doubles with Garbine Muguruza, who won Roland Garros, a few weeks ago.
About his Olympics’ mixed doubles partner, Nadal said, 'I congratulated her because winning Roland Garros is so difficult. Before that tournament her season was not so good but she managed to play at her best level." ALSO READ: Carlos Moya: ´People talk about his injuries, but Nadal has been in the top 5 for a decade´