While Milos Raonic withdrew, Rafael Nadal got clearance to play in the Rio Olympics which begins next month.
After missing the required number of Davis Cup events due to injury, Nadal’s appeal to the ITF was successful and the 2008 gold medallist is on the final Rio entry list. Though Nadal still has some doubt of competing if his left wrist injury is not fully healed.
Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and defending gold medalist Andy Murray are also on the list. Serena and Venus Williams and Angelique Kerber lead the women.
Nadal will also play in doubles with Marc Lopez. Federer teams with Stan Wawrinka and Djokovic joins with Nenad Zimonjic.
Entries for both events are a combination of 56 direct acceptances based on the singles world rankings of 6 June, and six ITF Places (Final Qualification Places) allocated according to the Qualification System. There are also two Tripartite Commission Invitation Places.
The Draw for the Olympic Tennis Event will be held on site at the Olympic Tennis Centre on Thursday, August 4th at 11am local time.
At the moment, 13 of the Top 15 men are expected with Raonic and Dominic Thiem not playing. All Top 20 women are on the list.
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