Latest Sports Scores

Scoreboard

  • ALL
  • NBA
  • MLB
  • NHL
  • NBA
  • 4/26 8:30 PM EDT
    CHI0
    BOS0
  • 4/26 6:00 PM EDT
    ATL0
    WAS0
  • 4/26 10:30 PM EDT
    POR0
    GS0
  • MLB
  • Final
    Cin4
    Mil9
  • Final
    KC2
    CWS5
  • 4/26 6:10 PM EDT
    Hou
    Cle
  • 4/26 7:05 PM EDT
    TB
    Bal
  • 4/26 7:05 PM EDT
    Mia
    Phi
  • 4/26 7:05 PM EDT
    ChC
    Pit
  • 4/26 7:10 PM EDT
    NYY
    Bos
  • 4/26 7:10 PM EDT
    Sea
    Det
  • 4/26 7:10 PM EDT
    Atl
    NYM
  • 4/26 8:05 PM EDT
    Min
    Tex
  • 4/26 8:15 PM EDT
    Tor0
    StL0
  • 4/26 8:40 PM EDT
    Was
    Col
  • 4/26 9:40 PM EDT
    SD
    Ari
  • 4/26 10:07 PM EDT
    Oak
    LAA
  • 4/26 10:15 PM EDT
    LAD
    SF
  • NHL
  • 4/26 1:00 PM EDT
    NSH0
    CHI0
  • 4/26 1:00 PM EDT
    STL0
    MIN0
  • 4/26 1:00 PM EDT
    BOS0
    OTT0
  • 4/26 8:00 PM EDT
    NSH0
    STL0
  • 4/26 10:30 PM EDT
    EDM0
    ANA0

Spain's Nadal and Lopez win gold in men's doubles

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Before you go close icon

Rafael Nadal's first Olympic Games match since 2008


Rafael Nadal and Marc Lopez of Spain won the Olympic men's doubles tennis title on Friday, beating Romania's Florin Mergea and Horia Tecau to secure their country's third gold medal of the Rio Games.

Nadal and Lopez beat the Romanians 6-2 3-6 6-4, while American duo Steve Johnson and Jack Sock beat Canada's Daniel Nestor and Vasek Pospisil 6-2 6-4 to clinch bronze.

SEE MORE: Everything you need to know about the Summer Olympics

The doubles win sets up Nadal for a potential golden sweep in the men's tennis events at the Rio Games as he is still alive in the singles draw.

Nadal, who won the singles gold in Beijing and skipped the 2012 London Games due to a knee injury, will play Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro in a semi-final clash on Saturday.

Nadal and Lopez claimed Spain's fifth overall medal so far, following others in swimming, canoe slalom and weightlifting.

The grueling match that lasted 2 hours and 26 minutes was a challenge for Nadal who has had an exhausting schedule and cited fatigue when he pulled out of the mixed doubles on Thursday.

Nadal has struggled with a wrist injury this year and the left-hander, more known for his sweeping ground stokes than the serve and volley play typical of doubles, arrived in Rio having not played since withdrawing from the French Open in May.

Tecau and Mergea, both 31 years old, are doubles specialists and each rank among the world's top 15 male doubles players.

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Read Full Story

Sign up for Breaking News by AOL to get the latest breaking news alerts and updates delivered straight to your inbox.

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.

From Our Partners

Don't Get Too Close To a Newborn Giraffe Unless You Want to Get Kicked in the Nuts Don't Get Too Close To a Newborn Giraffe Unless You Want to Get Kicked in the Nuts
Man Suspects His Wife Is Cheating On Him - Then His Daughter Reveals What's Really Going Man Suspects His Wife Is Cheating On Him - Then His Daughter Reveals What's Really Going
Nature Gets Revenge On Safari Hunter Who Killed Elephants And Lions For Sport Nature Gets Revenge On Safari Hunter Who Killed Elephants And Lions For Sport