Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic set for Olympics doubles-duty as they accept Indian Wells wild cards

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Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have both been given wild cards into the doubles competition at Indian Wells, all but confirming their intentions to play doubles at the Tokyo Olympics.

With the Olympics on the horizon this summer, many leading players will be looking to get some extra doubles practice in alongside prospective partners.

Djokovic will play with fellow Serbian Viktor Troicki while Nadal will team up with his Olympic gold medal-winning partner Marc Lopez.

Meanwhile, Kim Clijsters will continue her comeback in Indian Wells after being given a wild card for the BNP Paribas Open next month.

The former world number one ended more than seven years in retirement in Dubai earlier this month, producing an impressive performance in defeat against Australian Open finalist Garbine Muguruza.

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Clijsters will play her second tournament in Monterrey next week before joining the field for one of the biggest events in the tennis calendar, the joint WTA and ATP outing in the Californian desert.

The 36-year-old Belgian is a two-time champion in Indian Wells having lifted the trophy in 2003 and 2005.

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