The latest update for the Rio 2016 games is that, the 14 time major champion – Rafael Nadal has been listed on the final entry list for the Summer Olympics 2016. The star has not played after he has been pulled out from the French opens due to his injury to his left wrist and now that he need the Olympic committee of the ITF (International Tennis Federation) to approve his plea as he has not played the Davis cup. At 2008 Beijing Olympic sports, Nadal has won the gold medal for the country.
Nadal's Name Listed in ITF Listings Released
Finally on the list that was released by the ITF, his name (Nadal) has been listed on it and there is no surprise in it. Apart from the game golf, almost all the top tennis players among the worldwide were planning to move to Rio. But, the unpredicted announcement that has come on Friday is that, Victoria Azarenka the 6th ranked player has tweeted just as the Olympic roster that she is pregnant and that she will be missing out the rest of the season. Whereas, the 2 times champion Grand Slam’s name has also been listed in the ITF.
Totally, top 20 men have been drawn out of the next month’s Rio 2016 Olympic Games who mostly has stated the tennis reasons and not about the Zika virus. In total there are 14 top men out of 15 have been on the roster with number 9 missing.
When it comes to women, the top women were on the list which will be led by the gold medalist Serena Williams, but Maria Sharapova the 5 time Grand slam will be missing out the Rio because of the suspension on her regarding doping. So, in total there are 64 athletes in the singles and 32 in the doubles.