Rio Olympics: What time does Rafael Nadal play against Kei Nishikori?

2016 Rio Olympics - Tennis - Final - Men's Doubles Gold Medal Match - Olympic Tennis Centre - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 12/08/2016. Rafael Nadal (ESP) of Spain and Marc Lopez (ESP) of Spain celebrate after winning their match against Florin Mergea (ROU) of Romania and Horia Tecau (ROU) of Romania.    REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
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Rafael Nadal and Kei Nishikori will be squaring off for the 11th time in their careers and for the third time this season when they meet in Sunday’s bronze medal match at the Rio Olympics.

Date: August 14, 2016

Match time: Rafa is second on Court One. Not before 1.30 PM local time / 12.30 PM EDT – New York, Montreal / 5.30 PM BST – United Kingdom / 6.30 PM CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / August 15 – Monday, 2.30 AM AEST – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.

The two have met 10 times before, with Rafa leading their head-to-head 9-1.

Rafa won gold in singles at the 2008 Beijing Games and earned a second gold, this time in men’s doubles, on Friday.

Good luck and Vamos Rafa!


  1. Janice I don’t think he’s arrogant just a bit moody at times .look up arrogant and you will see definition- Novak Djokovic

  2. JBeer why don’t you take time out to actually listen to what the commentator,’s have to say , who only have praise for Rafa and say he should be commended for the way he’s played after having so much time away from the game. Rather than thinking you know it all listen to the people who actually know what their going on about

  3. I look at the photo above and realise Rafa got what he really wanted – what he didn’t already have the doubles gold. We all know his smile but I’ve never seen one quite like that. A Herculean effort, there wasn’t an expert who thought he could possibly have anything left in the tank – they were right. Well done Kei you deserved it as well. Rafa will go home a hero, his legend enhanced. I doubt he wasn’t in pain. I hope he has done no lasting damage. WE LOVE YOU RAFA. Your next step is eagerly awaited but please take it easy and rest Champion you deserve it.💪👊

  4. Del Potro seems a lovely guy but Andy for gold now for a few reasons.
    1. Rafa is always number one ,but Andy number two as I’m from the UK
    2.Del Potro knocked out Rafa (not in my good books) 👎👎.
    3.Andy will have two Olympic gold medals then , and we all know that Novak has always wanted what Rafa and Roger has ( even down to apparently having now a recurring injury – a wrist injury would you believe)but the chances of him now getting two golds at the Olympics is zilch😬😬
    4. Andy becoming Sir Andy is on the cards🙌

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