Blanco: Nadal will participate in Rio

The head of the Spanish Olympic Committee, Alejandro Blanco, confirms that 14-time singles grand slam winner Rafael Nadal will be representing his country at the Rio Olympics next month. 

The 30-year-old's participation in Rio has been in doubt as he is recovering from a left wrist injury which saw him being forced to pull out of the French Open in the fourth round and then pulled out of playing Wimbledon.

Nadal is Spain's flag-bearer at the Rio opening ceremony on August 5 but due to his injury has failed to meet the qualifying criteria and will need to get the go-ahead to compete from the International Tennis Federation.

Blanco told media that Nadal would be going to compete in Rio.

"Nadal's commitment is total and he will go to Rio to participate," said Blanco.

"I have no doubts over his participation. He is training regularly in order to achieve what he wants, a medal."

The world number four is scheduled to be playing singles and mixed doubles with Garbine Muguruza at Rio.

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