On Saturday, Rafael Nadal will face Juan Martin del Potro for a place in the gold medal match.
Date: August 13, 2016
Match time: Rafa is second on Center Court. Approximately 2 PM local time / 1 PM EDT – New York, Montreal / 6 PM BST – United Kingdom / 7 PM CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / August 14 – Sunday, 3 AM AEST – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.
Being at the semifinals is something that a few days ago I wouldn’t even imagine. I don’t even know how things are going so well, because I didn’t do any preparation for the tournament, but I’m playing with a great attitude, fighting hard for each point, fighting to the end.
Delpo on playing Rafa:
He is the next opponent and he is the favourite to get to the final and get the medal, but I am so glad with my success and I will try to be 100% or to be in good shape to be competitive.
The two have met 12 times before, with Rafa leading their head-to-head 8-4. Del Potro has lost four of their last five encounters, but did beat our champ in their last meeting at 2013 Shanghai, while the pair are locked at 4-4 when it comes to meetings on a hard court.