Olympic gold medallist Rafael Nadal will carry the Spain flag at the opening ceremony for the London Games.
The world number two, who recently won a record seventh French open title, has won 11 major tournaments.
Nadal was chosen ahead of sailing duo Iker Martinez and Xabi Fernandez, who have a gold and a silver from the Athens and Beijing Games in the 49er class event.
The 26-year-old Nadal will be attending his third Olympic Games. He competed in the doubles in Athens in 2004 and won the singles in Beijing four years ago.
World number one Novak Djokovic will carry Serbia's flag at the opening ceremony on July 27.
ReutersTags: tennis, olympics-summer, sport, spain First posted June 21, 2012 08:23:00