2008 Olympic Gold medallist, Rafael Nadal, resumes his quest for a second Olympic gold medal following his comeback from a wrist injury against France's 15th seed Gilles Simon with the winner making his way into the quarter-finals of the tournament. Nadal last played a competitive tournament in the French Open where he had to withdraw following the injury.
Nadal beat Federico Delbonis and Andreas Seppi in straight sets to make it into the next round. Nadal had missed the London Olympics with a knee injury and is desperate to secure his second gold in Rio and resurrect his career after failing to win a single Grand Slam over the past two years.
Nadal has a busy schedule since his return to competitive tennis, playing in the doubles tournament with Marc Lopez and in the mixed doubles with Garbine Muguruza. However, the singles tournament remains his top priority and he will be desperate to move into the next round as comfortably as possible.
Meanwhile, Simon, who has made his way to two Grand Slam quarter-finals has made it into the third round in each of the last three Olympics. He beat Borna Coric in straight sets before doing the same against Yuichi Sugita in the next round and fix a date with the Spaniard.
Where to watch live
The game is set to start at 4.15pm BST. The tennis matches of the Rio 2016 Olympics will be telecast live on BBC One, BBC Four and the BBC's interactive Red Button service in the UK. In addition to this, there will be up to 24 HD video streams to follow the event on desktop, mobile and tabs.
Below is a list of TV channels that would air the game around the world:
|Algeria||beIN Sports Arabia|
|Brazil||Fox Sports Brazil|
|Chile||ESPN, Fox Sports|
|Colombia||ESPN, Fox Sports|
|France||France 4, Foot+|
|Hong Kong||TVB Sport|
|Italy||Premium Sport HD|
|Middle East||beIN Sports Arabia|
|New Zealand||SKY GO NZ|
|Spain||TVE La 1, TDP|
|United States||USA Network, NBC Sports|