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Rafa Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz Will Play Doubles Together in Paris Olympics

The 22-Time Grand Slam Winner, Rafael Nadal, Will Play with 21-Year-Old Phenom Carlos Alcaraz at the Olympics

Rafa Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz Will Play Doubles Together in Paris Olympics
Carlos Alcaraz and Rafael Nadal/Chris Unger/Getty Images/AFP

Scary Duo 🐂🌟

The Olympic gold is the most difficult title for a tennis player to win… -Nadal

There will be plenty of tennis games played at the Paris Olympics but none will be watched as eagerly as those involving Spain’s men’s doubles pairing of Rafa Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz.

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Dynamic Duo

Soak in the specter of two of the best players in the world, Rafa Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz, playing on the same side of the court in Paris, because it won’t happen again. Yes, the ATP rumors are true, and the pair will be playing alongside one another in Paris. At 38, Nadal is nearing the end of his illustrious career, while Alcaraz is just getting started at only 21 years of age. It won’t last long, but it will be fun while it lasts.


As we saw just a few weeks ago, Rafa was bounced in the first round at the French Open by German sensation Alexander Zverev. However, Carlos Alcaraz made ATP news when he avenged his fellow Spaniard’s loss by defeating Zverev in the finals at Roland Garros. The young Alcaraz is now the reigning champion, but it was Rafa who ruled the clay for so long and has a record 14 French Open titles to prove it.

 

Olympic Gold

Nadal has already tasted Olympic gold in singles (2008) and doubles (2016) with Marc López while holding a staggering 22 Grand Slam titles including four at the U.S. Open, two at the Australian Open, two at Wimbledon, and the rest at the French.

And where better to end his Olympic career than at the venue where he won so many titles and made so many memories? The men’s doubles matches will run from July 27th to August 3rd, while Pablo Carreno Busta, Alejandro Davidovich, and Marcel Granollers will also play for their native Spain.


Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, David Ferrer, the captain of Spain’s men’s tennis team, said, As you all know and expect, one of the doubles teams will be Carlos Alcaraz and Rafael Nadal. And the second one is yet to be decided. There is a clear idea, but we’ll wait a bit more to make a final decision.”

Both men have expressed their passion for playing for their home country and the difficulty of winning Olympic Gold.

“The Olympic gold is the most difficult title for a tennis player to win,” Nadal said. “You only have one or two shots at it.”

Alcaraz said, I would prefer to win the Olympic gold over Wimbledon. Fighting for a gold medal for my country, playing doubles with my idol, Rafael Nadal, are things that I will only believe after experiencing them.”

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