On Day-5, we spent all day at the Olympic Tennis Center in Rio…watching it rain. The day session was finally cancelled around 5:30p, while the night session was called shortly before 7:30p. This creates a sizable scheduling challenge for the tournament referee, with many of the athletes still alive in two events.
Then there’s Rafal Nadal…He will play three matches on Thursday…which is pretty insane. He’s up first on Center Court, facing Gilles Simon in 3rd-Round play. Then he and Marc Lopez will hit Court-3 to take on Daniel Nestor and Vasek Pospisil in the Doubles Semifinals. Once that’s complete, he’s scheduled to join Garbine Muguruza for their 1st-Round Mixed Doubles match vs. Lucie Hradecka and Radek Stepanek…on a court still to be determined.
— Andy Taylor (@StadiumAndy) August 10, 2016