The doubles tennis star Bruno Soares is a Brazilian professional and former world No.02 in men’s doubles tennis ranking. Moreover, The 38-year-old is all set to take part in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Soares along with fellow Brazilian, Marcelo Melo will be trying for his maiden gold at the Olympics next year.
But according to the two-time grand slam doubles champion, Rafael Nadal could be a great threat to his wish to get to the podium.“We always have a greater concern for doubles pairs,” Soares said, “such as the Colombians (Juan Cabal and Robert Farah), the French (Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut), the British (Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski). they will be the favorites, along with me and Marcelo.”
“But there are other pairs. Take the example of Rafael Nadal and Marc Lopez, they are from the old ones, they have been playing together for ten years, despite Nadal not playing doubles on the circuit, we know the danger of this duo.” the Brazilian added talking about the pair that they have to look out for the most.
Rafael Nadal’s Doubles Gold Medal At Rio Olympics
Rafael Nadal is one of the best players in the men’s singles tennis without a doubt. But what many don’t know is that the current world number two in singles is also an Olympic medalist in the doubles category. Nadal along with his partner Marc Lopez won the Gold in men’s doubles at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Bruno Soares might have not won his maiden Olympic medal yet, but has achieved a lot in the doubles tennis tournaments. He remains a two-time Grand slam doubles champion, three-time mixed doubles champion, and the third Brazilian player to achieve this feat. Even though the doubles star has some concerns about the dangerous duo, he still hopes to win his maiden Olympic medal in the next year.