2008 Olympic Gold medallist, Rafael Nadal, resumes his quest for a second Olympic gold medal following his comeback from a wrist injury against local hero Thomaz Bellucci with the winner making his way into the semi-finals of the tournament. Nadal last played a competitive tournament in the French Open where he had to withdraw following the injury.
The Spaniard has been in ravishing form in this Olympics, having not dropped a single set in victories over Federico Delbonis, Andreas Seppi, and Gilles Simon. He will be gunning for what will be his second gold medal in the Olympics, having had to back out of the tournament four years ago in London with a setback.
Nadal has a busy schedule since his return to competitive tennis, playing in the doubles tournament with Marc Lopez where he has progressed into the finals and has been assured a silver at the very least. Nadal has a perfect record against Bellucci in the games gone past, winning on each of the five occasions without dropping a single set.
Meanwhile, Bellucci, has had a brilliant tournament thus far out of nowhere, going past the likes of Dustin Brown (via retirement), Pablo Cuevas, and David Goffin for a quarter-final berth. He faces his toughest battle against the number three and will be hoping that the local support will turn the tide in his favour.
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 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|