Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna lost in the semifinal and a dream Andy Murray vs Rafael Nadal men's singles gold medal match was not to be, after the result of Saturday. However, there is still plenty of excitement in store on the final day of the tennis event at the Rio 2016 Olympics.
The India pair of Sania and Bopanna went down to USA's Venus Williams and Rajeev Ram in a super tie-breaker in the semifinals of the mixed doubles on Saturday, which means they will play Lucie Hradecka and Radek Stepanek in the bronze medal match.
Sania and Bopanna were unfortunate to lose their semifinal, even if they will know they should have used their experience better having won the opening set quite comfortably. However, a chance at a gold medal will have to come another time, and all the Indians can do is ensure they manage to get past their Czech Republic opponents to win India that medal they have been craving ever since the Olympics began.
This mixed doubles match on Court 1 will be followed by the men's singles bronze medal match between Nadal and Kei Nishikori. Nishikori was well beaten by Murray in the semifinal, but Nadal will still be ruing the fact that he let a victory slip out of his hands in a classic last-four match against Juan Martin Del Potro.
The Spaniard, however, can draw comfort from the fact that he already has a gold medal from the Rio Olympics, which he won with Marc Lopez in the men's doubles, and now, winning a bronze, if he is able to beat the Japanese, will be the icing on an already-wonderful tasting cake.
Murray will be the favourite for the men's gold medal match, with the Great Britain athlete showing his dominance in the semifinals, after two iffy shows in the previous couple of rounds. Having won the gold medal in front of his own fans at the London 2012 Olympics, Murray will fancy his chances of defending his title, even if it will be far from easy, considering Del Potro has already knocked out Novak Djokovic and Nadal en route to the final.
The women's doubles gold medal match will be played between Russia's Ekaterina Makarova/Elena Vesnina and Timea Bacsinszky/Martina Hingis of Switzerland, while the American pairs of Venus-Ram and Bethanie-Mattek Sands/Jack Sock will battle it out for the mixed doubles gold.
Where to Watch Live
The mixed doubles bronze medal match is scheduled for a 12 p.m. local time (8.30 p.m. IST, 4 p.m. BST) start. That will be followed by the bronze medal match of the men's singles. On Centre Court, the women's doubles final will kick things off, before the mixed doubles comes into play and then finally the men's singles.
India: TV: Star Sports and DD National. Live Streaming: Hotstar.
UK: TV: BBC. Live Streaming: BBCiPlayer.
Spain: TV: RTVE.
Argentina: TV: ESPN and TYC Sports.
Japan: TV: Japan Consortium.
Australia: TV: Channel 7, 7Two and 7Mate. Live Streaming: Channel 7 online.
Brazil: TV: SporTV, Globo, Fox Sports and ESPN.
Puerto Rico: TV: NBC Universal.
Germany: TV: ARD, ZDF.