Tennis superstar Rafael Nadal blasted the decision not to award Madrid the 2020 Olympic Games, claiming the International Olympic Committee had not treated the Spanish capital fairly.

“It’s very hard and tiring for all of us, because the country and the city of Madrid worked a lot to have the chance so many times,” said the 27-year-old.

“We feel that we deserve it. I was disappointed because we felt that we were in a good position. All the country was very involved.

“I felt that after a lot of years working, I don’t know if it’s 100 per cent fair that we go out at the first qualification when our opponents haven’t been in that position as many times.” — AFP

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