We all know how devasted Rafa was when he had to pull out of the London Olympics in 2012. And we all feel it was largely due to having to give up the opportunity to be the flag bearer for his country. How fantastic, therefore, for him to have a second opportunity. In an ideal world, I think he would have liked a bit more time to recover from his wrist injury but nothing was going to stop him from fulfilling one of his dreams.
Here are just a few of the images showing his utter joy.