Juan Martin del Potro advances to men’s final, defeating Rafael Nadal

Juan Martin Del Potro will face Britain's defending Olympic champion Andy Murray in the final on Sunday.

By: Reuters | Rio De Janeiro | Published:August 14, 2016 2:32 am
Juan Martin del Potro, Juan Martin del Potro Rafael Nadal, Juan Martin del Potro Argentina, Rio 2016 Olympics, Rio 2016 Olympics news, sports news, sports Juan Martin del Potro won a semi-final against Rafael Nadal. (Source: Reuters)

Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro won a semi-final thriller against Spain’s Rafa Nadal on Saturday, outgunning the Spaniard 5-7 6-4 7-6(5) in a nervy final set tie-breaker to advance to the Olympic singles final.

Del Potro will face Britain’s defending Olympic champion Andy Murray in the final on Sunday.

Nadal, who won singles gold at the 2008 Beijing Games and has already captured gold in Rio in the men’s doubles, will face off against Japan’s Kei Nishikori for a bronze medal.

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