Rafael Nadal takes on Juan Martin del Potro in the semi-final of the Rio 2016 Olympics on 13 August.

Where to watch live

The game is set to start at 5.30pm 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 all Olympics 2016 Tennis broadcasters from across the world.


World number three Rafael Nadal who had a pretty easy time in Rio 2016 in the first two rounds, comes into this clash on back of exhausting 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 win over Thomaz Belluci in the third round. Despite losing the first set and battling foot problems, the Spaniard ensure that he got a positive result to book his place in the final four.

The Beijing 2008 gold medal winner who has been plagued by injuries this season, admitted that he would not be playing in Rio if it was some other event. The former world number one though has looked in fine form in the tournament and already has a gold medal to his name winning the men's doubles tournament with partner Marc Lopez on 12 August.

This means that Nadal will go home with a medal irrespective of the outcome, but he will want one last go at a gold in the singles event considering this might be his last Olympic Games.

Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal won the men's doubles gold with partner Marc Lopez at Rio 2016 Olympics Getty

His opponent in the semi-final, Juan Martin del Potro was not expected to reach the last four of the tournament, and has exceeded expectations by doing so.

Del Potro who won the bronze medal at the London 2012 Olympics, has struggled with injuries throughout his career, especially the wrist injury which has limited his playing time in the past two seasons.

Potro who produced arguably the biggest upset of the tournament when he stunned world number one Novak Djokovic 7-6, 7-6 in the first round has fitness issues of his own, with his body not yet acclimatised to the rigours of playing such intense tennis in recent times.

Though Nadal comes into this clash as the favourite, if del Potro can put his fitness issues behind him he could challenge the Spaniard and cause the second upset of the tournament.

Below is a list of TV channels that would air the game around the world:

United KingdomBBC
AlgeriabeIN Sports Arabia
ArgentinaTV Publica, TyC Sports
BrazilFox Sports Brazil
ChileESPN, Fox Sports
ColombiaESPN, Fox Sports
Costa RicaESPN
FranceFrance 4, Foot+
HondurasClaro Sports
Hong KongTVB Sport
IrelandLFC TV
JapanJapan Consortium
Middle EastbeIN Sports Arabia
New ZealandSKY GO NZ
NorwayTV2 Sumo
PortugalSport TV3
SpainTVE La 1, TDP
United StatesUSA Network, NBC Sports