Nadal and Lopez win the Gold Medal in the Men’s Doubles for Spain
Rafael Nadal and Marc Lopez have secured the Gold Medal in the Men’s Doubles event at the Olympic Games in Rio, defeating Florin Mergea and Horia Tecau of Romania 6-2, 3-6, 6-4.
The Spanish tandem’s hopes looked bleak in the third set as they were a breakdown before roaring back to win the last three games and secure the Gold Medal.
The gold medal represents a first Olympic success for Lopez, while Nadal adds to the singles gold medal he picked up at the Beijing 2008 Games.
— Radio World (@radioworldsv) August 13, 2016
Mergea and Tecau’s silver medal achievements represent the first medal by any Romanian in Olympic tennis history.
American pair Steve Johnson and Jack Sock defeated veteran Daniel Nestor and Vasek Pospisil of Canada 6-2 6-4 to clinch the bronze medal.