Ones to watch on Rio 2016 day four: 11 south west London athletes in Olympic action

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray will continue his campaign to retain Olympic gold in the second round of the men’s singles today.

Murray plays 32-year-old Juan Monaco of Argentina, who is ranked 105 places below the world number two.

They last met in 2014, with Murray the victor over three sets in Shenzen.

Their Rio 2016 match is scheduled for 4.15pm.

Elsewhere, the men’s rugby sevens team start their Olympics today, and their squad will feature four players with links to the region.

Dan Bibby, Tom Mitchell and Marcus Watson all grew up in south west London, while the squad also contains Harlequins player Ollie Lindsay-Hague.

Along with the rest of the sevens squad, they begin their tournament today in the group stages against the strong Kenyan team at 4pm, followed by Japan at 9pm.

Further rowing interest today comes in the forms of John Collins, Mark Aldred and Charlotte Taylor.

Following their victory in the repechage yesterday, Twickenham-based Collins, along with his partner in the men’s double sculls Jonny Walton, will look to advance from their semi final at 2.30pm.

There is semi final action today also for Mark Aldred, a member of London Rowing Club, in the lightweight men’s four at 2.50pm.

They are European silver medallists but will face tough opposition from Danish, New Zealand and US boats.

Charlotte Taylor, of Putney Town Rowing Club, and her partner, Kat Copeland, will try to bounce back from a disastrous heat yesterday in the lightweight women’s double sculls repechage at 3.20pm.

In the boat which won gold at London 2012, Taylor and Copeland have struggled to find title winning form over the past season.

Still on the water, but away from the Lagoa stadium, Bryony Shaw continues in the Windsurfing RS:X regatta today.

Her results in the first three races yesterday left her in seventh position overall, but she has a further nine over the next week to improve that position.

Today’s races are scheduled for 5.20pm, 6.20pm and 7.20pm.

This evening, Wimbledon hockey club players Michael Hoare, Ian Sloan and Henry Weir will take to the field in GB’s pool match against Brazil at 10pm.

For the British team, a win is imperative because of a poor start which has seen them pick up only one point from their opening two games.

Brazil are the weakest team in the group, and a victory will be key to building up some winning momentum ahead of matches against Spain, New Zealand and Australia.

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