Rafael Nadal of Spain lunges to return a ball during a tennis practice session at the Olympic park in Rio de Janeiro on August 1, 2016, ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. / AFP / ROBERTO SCHMIDT
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Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams will display their Grand Slam talents in Rio, but with serious questions being asked over tennis' place in the Olympics after a host of high-profile pullouts.This time, the men's event will be missing top 20 players Federer, Milos Raonic, Tomas Berdych, Dominic Thiem, Richard Gasquet, John Isner, Feliciano Lopez and Nick Kyrgios.World No. 1 Djokovic said he has no fears about playing in Rio where he seeks a first Olympic gold medal to add to the career Grand Slam of the four majors he completed at the French Open in June.Murray has not played since lifting his second Wimbledon title three weeks ago.Having equaled Steffi Graf's Open era record of 22 Grand Slam singles titles with a seventh Wimbledon crown, Serena Williams will be playing in her fourth Olympics.
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