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Rafael Nadal Confident Of competing At Rio Olympics

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Rafael Nadal is confident of being fit enough to compete at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

The 14-time grand slam winner has not played since pulling out of the French Open in May because of a wrist injury.

Nadal has also withdrawn from next week’s Toronto Masters, joining Roger Federer and Andy Murray in missing the event, but is confident of winning his fitness battle for the singles and mixed doubles in the Olympics.

The Spaniard, who won the gold medal at the 2008 Games in Beijing, began training last week.

He said: “I hope I can move a little further forward each day and reach Rio well prepared.

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“The timing is good, there are two and a half weeks before the tournament.”

The world No 4 is set to compete in the mixed doubles alongside women’s French Open champion Garbine Muguruza.

Roger Federer and Wimbledon champion Andy Murray will also miss the event in Toronto to have more rest ahead of next month’s Olympic tournament and the US Open.

Murray is defending his Olympic title after beating Federer to the gold medal in London four years ago.

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