Spain's Rafael Nadal reacts during his quarter final match against Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber at the ATP Gerry Weber Open tennis tournament in Halle, western Germany, on June 15, 2012. Kohlschreiber won 6-3, 6-4. AFP PHOTO / CARMEN JASPERSEN (Photo credit should read CARMEN JASPERSEN/AFP/GettyImages)
Madrid, Spain (Sports Network) - Seven-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal
will carry the flag for Spain at the London Olympic Games.
The 11-time Grand Slam winner was selected by the Spanish Olympic Committee
on Wednesday, as he will lead the Spanish contingent at the opening ceremony
on July 27.
The three-time Olympian Nadal captured the gold medal in singles at the
Beijing Games four years ago and will try to defend his title in London, where
he will also play doubles alongside Marcel Granollers.
The tennis at the London Games will run from July 28 to Aug. 5 on the grass
courts at the storied All England Club, the site of The Championships,
Wimbledon. Nadal is a two-time Wimbledon champ and three-time runner-up.
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