WATCH LIVE: Murray, Nadal continue quest for 2nd Olympic gold
Among those in action on the tennis courts Wednesday are Spain’s Rafael Nadal and Great Britain’s Andy Murray, with both in search of their second Olympic gold medal in men’s singles. Nadal takes on France’s Gilles Simon in the third round match, with Murray facing Italy’s Fabio Fognini in another third round match. Nadal is scheduled to begin play at noon Eastern, with Murray’s match scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.
The mixed doubles tournament begins Wednesday, with Americans Venus Williams and Rajeev Ram looking to redeem themselves after quick exits in other tournaments in Rio. Williams was bounced from both the women’s singles and women’s doubles tournaments in the first round, and dealing with illness during that portion of the week didn’t so her any favors.
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As for Ram, he and partner Brian Baker were eliminated in the second round of the men’s doubles tournament. Williams and Ram open mixed doubles play against Kiki Bertens and Jean-Julien Rojer of the Netherlands at 10 a.m.
Other Americans in action Wednesday include Madison Keys in women’s singles, Steve Johnson in men’s singles and the men’s doubles semifinals with partner Jack Sock, and the mixed doubles team of Sock and Bethanie Mattek-Sands. The first matches begin at 9:45 a.m. Eastern, with Keys and Daria Kasatkina of Russia meeting in the quarterfinal round of the women’s singles tournament.