Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz team up for Spain in doubles at Paris Olympics | Tennis News

Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz have been confirmed as doubles partners representing Spain at the upcoming Paris Olympics, as announced by the Spanish tennis federation on Wednesday.

Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz will play together in men's doubles in Paris Olympics
Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz will play together in men’s doubles in Paris Olympics

The decision to pair up Nadal and Alcaraz comes after the 21-year-old Alcaraz recently clinched his first French Open title, marking his third Grand Slam victory.

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Recognized as the future star of Spanish tennis, Alcaraz has often expressed admiration for Nadal, citing him as a childhood hero.

Nadal, who is 38 years old, boasts Olympic gold medals in both singles (2008) and doubles (2016 with Marc López), in addition to his impressive 22 Grand Slam titles.

Spain captain David Ferrer announced the Olympic squad, confirming that “Rafa and Carlos will be playing together in Paris.” Joining them in the men’s team are Pablo Carreño Busta, Alejandro Davidovich, and Marcel Granollers.

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