‘You have to distrust logic’ – Rafael Nadal drops major retirement hint after big Olympics admission

Rafael Nadal celebrates Spain Davis Cup win

Rafael Nadal says it would be ‘a dream’ to be able to represent Spain at Roland Garros at the 2024 Olympic Games.

Nadal is the king of Roland Garros, winning an astonishing 12 titles there as a singles competitor.

He is also a national hero in Spain, having already won two Olympic golds and leading his nation to five Davis Cup titles.

“To be at the Olympic Games in Paris would be a dream but it is difficult to say now because it is a long way away,” the 33-year-old admitted.

“Logic would tell me I will not be there. But you also have to distrust logic.

“If you had said to me, five years ago, that I would have such a season in 2019, I would have said it was impossible.

“And at the end of 2009, if you had said I would still be playing just before the start of 2020, I would have said no. So logic…”

Nadal has previously been reluctant to talk about retirement, mainly due to his troubles with injury over the years.

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However, after a sensational 2019, his is looking stronger than ever and appearing more confident in his durability than at any other point in his career.

“I was told because of my style I wouldn’t have a very long career,” Nadal told AS previously. “I believed what I was told.”

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