Rafael Nadal targets 2016 Olympics

Rafael Nadal
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Rafael Nadal says that he wants to be in a good health for the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.

Rafael Nadal has said that he wants to compete at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

The 26-year-old has just made his comeback from a seven-month layoff while recovering from a knee injury, losing in the final of the Chile Open.

The 11-time Grand Slam champion told Sky Sports News: "I hope to continue with my style of play and I am confident that my body will respond. I am a player who plays with a lot passion, a lot of energy. I suppose that does not help the knee.

"My long-term objective is to be in Brazil in 2016. I am going to work to arrive in good conditions at what is likely to be my last Olympics.

"I am a bit tired after a hard week in Chile. But it was positive. The process of recovery follows its course."

The Spaniard will turn 30 shortly before the 2016 Games.

Rafael Nadal on January 26, 2010
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