Nadal on Nishikori's Bathroom Break
Japan's Kei Nishikori defeated Spaniard Rafael Nadal—6-2, 6-7 (1), 6-3—to secure bronze in the Rio Olympic Games.
The match against Nishikori was Nadal's 11th of the Games (he also competed in doubles), so fatigue was likely a factor.
Nishikori looked solid throughout the match, but he reportedly took an extended break during a Nadal surge.
According to the Japan Times, "Nadal got the crowd behind him with the comeback, and Nishikori drew the jeers after a lengthy bathroom break that seemed to irritate Nadal ahead of the final set."
According to Gatto Luigi of Tennis World magazine, Nadal was gracious in defeat but did mention the break, saying, "It's not the moment to speak about it, but when you come back from 2-5 down with double break, you win the set and your opponent stays at the bathroom for 12 minutes, it's logical you are not OK with it."
Sore Loser? Nah.