Alcaraz labels potential of playing with Nadal at Olympics as a 'dream': "Let's see how he's doing and how he's going"

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Saturday, 27 May 2023 at 09:00
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Carlos Alcaraz grew up watching Rafael Nadal compete and he would like to stand beside him at least once at the Olympic Games with the next chance coming up next year in Paris.
Rafael Nadal is Spain's most decorated tennis player which kind of goes with the territory when you consider one of the best players in the history of your sport. The Spaniard represented his country proudly at the Olympic Games taking two gold medals back with him to Madrid. The Spaniard won the gold medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in singles and then added the doubles medal in 2016 partnering with Marc Lopez who is a close friend of his.

Alcaraz Dreams Olympic Dream

His compatriot Carlos Alcraz has dreams of winning a gold medal at the Olympic Games with his first chance coming next year in Paris. The games will be played on clay which is a huge boost for Alcaraz who is very good on the surface. Rafael Nadal will likely compete at the games as well though that will depend on the injury.
One part of Alcaraz's Olympic dream features Nadal as he would be honoured to represent Spain together with him at the games. He would like to play with him in doubles and Paris and the Roland Garros courts would be an amazing chance for that:
"For me, it could be a dream playing doubles with him, you know, in the Olympics. So of course let's see. Let's see how he's doing and how he's going, you know, in this year."
It will depend on Nadal's health mostly but it's certainly something that could come true. The duo would be a truly dominant duo on the clay in Paris. A send off from Paris with a medal would also be a great chapter in Nadal's story so we might actually see it.

Alcaraz says it would be a dream to play Olympic doubles with... Nadal. "For me, it could be a dream playing doubles with him, you know, in the Olympics. So of course let's see. Let's see how he's doing and how he's going, you know, in this year."

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