Joao Sousa has been one of the many players who criticized the Olympic Games schedule. The Portuguese player did not accept that the daily order of play has been published always after 9:00 PM Local time, and also he had had to play four matches during two days.
'I have never seen anything like that in my life - said Sousa, who lost at second round level in singles and doubles draws - It's the first time it happens to me beyond Futures events. I am disappointed because I think players should have their rights.' 'There are players who did not play for two days in a row like Gastao [ Elias ].
I do not know with which goal they make schedule. If I had to give a vote from one to ten, I woulf give 1. These situations should not happen. You have to protect all the players, not only the top ones.' Sousa was close to win against Del Potro, but lost 6-3 in the third set on Monday.