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LONDON – Former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki has won her appeal for a spot in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics tennis tournament, while 14-time major champion Rafael Nadal's status is still up in the air.
The International Tennis Federation released a provisional entry list for Rio on Thursday, and 2008 gold medalist Nadal's participation is contingent on either making himself available for Spain's Davis Cup matches in July or an ITF Olympic Committee appeal.
Wozniacki already has been picked as Denmark's flag-bearer for the Summer Games, but appealed for a berth in the event, saying injuries prevented her from meeting the Fed Cup requirements.
The top three men's players in the world — Novak Djokovic of Serbia, 2012 gold medalist Andy Murray of Britain, and Roger Federer of Switzerland — are all in the field for Rio, where tennis begins Aug. 6, the day after the opening ceremony.
The U.S. tennis team is led by past gold medalists Serena and Venus Williams, as expected. The American men on the provisional list include 589th-ranked Brian Baker.