RIO DE JANEIRO--Juan Martin del Potro ended Rafael Nadals bid for an unprecedented second Olympic singles gold medal in a thrill-a-minute semifinal, then celebrated as if the title were already his, kneeling to kiss the court before leaping into the stands.Del Potro, who earned a bronze for Argentina four years ago, will add a silver or gold to that after advancing to the Rio de Janeiro Games final by coming back to stun 2008 champion Nadal 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (5) in more than 3 hours Saturday.Both of us, Nadal said, played a very high level.Using the same ferocious forehands that carried him past No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the first round a week ago, 2009 U.S. Open champion del Potro now will try to pull off a third surprise on Sunday, when he meets defending champion Andy Murray in the best-of-five-set final.It means something very, very big in my career. It would be the same as the U.S. Open. Maybe even better, said del Potro, whos fallen to 141st in the rankings after three operations on his left wrist, which he uses for a two-handed backhand.I didnt expect to reach the final, beating Djokovic and Rafa, del Potro said, but I did, and I get a medal, and its amazing for me.The No. 2-seeded Murray earned a gold in singles and a silver in mixed doubles for Britain at the 2012 London Games.Hes the favorite for sure, del Potro said. Hopefully I can run like I did today.No tennis player has won two Olympic singles golds, let alone two in a row, as Murray is attempting to achieve.It would mean a lot, obviously, Murray said after beating fourth-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan 6-1, 6-4 to stretch his winning streak to a career-high-tying 17 matches. Its obviously not an easy thing to do. Thats why its not been done before.Standing in Murrays way now will be del Potro, whose wrist problems forced him to miss 2? years worth of Grand Slam tournaments. He showed signs of his resurgence by beating two-time major title winner Stan Wawrinka at Wimbledon in June, then used all of his 6-foot-6 frame to produce intimidating forehand after forehand that Djokovic couldnt fend off.That same formula worked against Nadal, with 18 of del Potros 19 groundstroke winners coming off his preferred wing. Its been a tough road for del Potro, who got down on his back, spread-eagle, near the Olympic logo in the main stadium after the semifinal ended with Nadal sailing a forehand wide.Moments later, del Potro planted a smooch on the dot atop the middle letter of `Rio near the five rings. And to complete his rejoicing, del Potro jumped into the front row for a group hug with some of the thousands of flag-waving, name-chanting fans who rooted so vociferously for their man.With their blue-and-white flags and national soccer team jerseys, the Argentines in the crowd supported him with choruses of Ole, ole, ole, ole! del Po! del Po!-- often drawing boos or shushes from Nadals backers. The Spaniards chimed in, too, shouting Na-dal! Na-dal!All the cacophany created occasional delays between points, prompting chair umpire James Keothavong to ask for quiet. Nadal, a 14-time Grand Slam champion, earned the singles gold medal for Spain eight years ago at the Beijing Games, but sat out in 2012 because of a knee injury.He added a doubles gold on Friday, teaming with his good pal Marc Lopez. But instead of another medal of that color, he will try to go home with a bronze by beating Nishikori on Sunday--not bad, considering Nadal missed 2? months with an injured left wrist. Nadal got broken to trail 5-4 in the third set, allowing del Potro to serve for the match.Nadal broke right back at love, with the help of a couple of superb shots he marked with more than a half-dozen fist pumps apiece.In the next game, del Potro held three break points at love-40, but Nadal held for a 6-5 lead. In the tiebreaker, del Potro went up 5-2 with --what else?-- a forehand winner, then earned a pair of match points with a 127 mph ace. He converted the second on a miss by Nadal, who made only six unforced errors in the first set and 25 over the last two.I gave it all I had, Nadal said, and the only thing left to do is to congratulate del Potro for his victory.The most memorable moment of Murrays straightfoward win over Nishikori came right at the end. Serving for the victory, Murray came up with a tremendous down-the-line backhand passing winner on a 23-stroke exchange, stumbling as he hit the shot and winding up sitting right there on the green court.When he realized hed won the point, he raised a fist, then stood and motioned to the crowd for more noise. That gave Murray his third match point, which he converted with a service winner. He yanked off his white hat and bellowed.Bit of a lucky shot, Murray said. I didnt even see it land, so I didnt know whether it was in or not. Thankfully, it was good. Salomon Schuhe Sale . Its an influence in football and a big part of the game. Salomon Schuhe Günstig Bestellen . Murray beat Sam Querrey 7-6 (5), 6-7 (3), 6-1, 6-3 to clinch Britains opening-round victory against the United States on Sunday at Petco Park. 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Chittagong Vikings 186 for 4 (Nabi 46*, Malik 40) beat Comilla Victorians 183 for 3 (Latif 76, Shehzad 40*) by six wicketsScorecard and ball-by-ball detailsChittagong Vikings, helped along by knocks from Mohammad Nabi and Shoaib Malik, executed a brilliant chase of 184 to upend Comilla Victorians in front of a packed home crowd. The win put the team in the top four, while Comilla were left at the bottom of the points table after their sixth defeat of the tournament.Two important partnerships - first between Tamim Iqbal and Anamul Haque, and then between Malik and Nabi - got them close to the target before Nabi coolly blasted sixes off Sohail Tanvir and Mohammad Saifuddin to finish the chase with four balls to spare.With 17 required off two overs, Tanvir removed Shoaib Malik for a 25-ball 38 and ended the 64-run fourth-wicket stand, off the first ball of the penultimate over.Pressure rose through dot balls but Nabis high six over square-leg and single off the last ball kept Chittagong ahead with eight needed off the last over. Mashrafe Mortaza gave the ball to Saifuddin, who had conceded 30 runs in his previous three overs, and Nabi edged him for a four off the first ball. The next ball was slammed for a six over long-on, Nabis second in an innings of 46 off 24 balls which also included five fours.Dwayne Smith had given Chittagong a rapid start by hitting five boundaries within the first eleven deliveries of the chase. Mashrafe Mortaza trapped him leg-before in the third over but Comilla missed a chance to ttake more control in the game when Imrul Kayes failed to hold on a catch at deep square-leg, offered by Tamim on 5.ddddddddddddTamim went on to add 62 runs for the second wicket with Anamul Haque, and both batsmen kept pace with the required run rate. Tamim, who made 30 off 27 balls, fell to Ryan ten Doeschate in the 10th over, and in the bowlers next over, Anamul was dismissed for 40 off 30 balls, leaving Chittagong with a target of 81 runs in 8.2 overs.Malik and Nabi took time to settle before taking 25 runs off the 15th and 16th overs. Comilla also fielded poorly, letting straight balls go through for fours on the off side on two occasions.Earlier, Comilla put up their highest score in the tournament, 183 for 3, thanks to two 50-plus partnerships. Khalid Latif was the common factor: he shared a 68-run second-wicket stand with Imrul Kayes, who made 36 off 26 balls, before adding 70 for the third wicket with Ahmed Shehzad.Latif found his groove in the stand with Imrul, hitting his first six over midwicket, while Imrul struck three fours and a six before being run out by Tamim off a direct hit from mid-off. Latif then clattered Nabi for three sixes over square-leg and long-on in the 14th over. Shehzad, meanwhile, helped Comillas final flourish with five boundaries in his unbeaten 40. Latif was run-out in the last over for 76 off 53 balls, which included six fours and five sixes. ' ' '