Rain Washes Out Olympic Tennis Action On Wednesday

Rain at the Olympic Tennis Centre (photo: ITF)

RIO DE JANEIRO, August 11, 2016

Torrential rain wiped out the entire 25-match tennis programme at the Olympic Games in Rio on Wednesday. Among the matches cancelled were all three due to feature Rafael Nadal, who is still in the singles, men’s doubles and mixed doubles competition.

The 30-year-old killed time by playing board games with Spanish Davis Cup captain Conchita Martínez and his uncle Toni.

Nadal is scheduled to kick off centre court action on Thursday at 11 am local time, facing Gilles Simon in the singles competition. His match will be followed by London Olympics Gold Medalist Andy Murray, taking on Fabio Fognini and Angelique Kerber playing Johanna Konta.