Defending champion Andy Murray edged even closer to Gold as he knocked off United States' Steve Johnson in the quarterfinals to advance to the semi-finals of the Men's singles tennis event.
The world number two saw a fierce battle against Steve Johnson who ensured the British would not have it easy. The 29-year eased past the first set before Steve Johnson responded winning the second set and taking the game to a third. Fortunately for Murray, he was able to take the third set despite the fact that Johnson broke.
Andy Murray 6-0 Steve Johnson
Andy Murray 4-6 Steve Johnson
Andy Murray 6(7)-6(2) Steve Johnson
Murray will face Japan's Kei Nishikori in the semi-finals today as he edges closer to retaining the gold medal.
On the other hand, Rafael Nadal advanced to the semi-finals after a closely fought contest with host nation's Thomaz Belluci. Belluci took the first set before the Spaniard came roaring back, winning the second and third set.
Rafael Nadal 2-6 Thomaz Belluci
Rafael Nadal 6-4 Thomaz Belluci
Rafael Nadal 6-2 Thomaz Belluci
Rafael Nadal will face Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro in the semi-finals today as he edges closer to the gold medal.
We could be having a final consisting of world number two [Andy Murray] and world number five [Rafael Nadal].