Sania and Bopanna, among the medal hopes for India, have will appear in the Olympic tennis competition for the first time as a team.

The Indian duo have been seeded fourth and they need to win only three matches in the draw to win a medal.Among other significant matches postponed on Wednesday was the men's singles third round tie between Spanish superstar Rafael Nadal and Simon Giles of France.

Defending champion Andy Murray's title defence also fell a victim to the vagaries of the weather as the British star's third round clash against Fabio Fognini of Italy was also rescheduled to Thursday.

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