Olympic tennis 2016: Time, TV schedule and live stream for Saturday

Both seeded American men will be in singles action on the first day of Olympic tennis in Rio on Saturday.

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The Round of 64 in both men's and women's singles brackets and Round of 32 in men's and women's doubles brackets get underway at the 2016 Rio Olympics on Saturday.

Saturday's matches will begin at 9:45 a.m. ET and will be played across nine separate courts. Streams from the courts will be available via NBC Sports online, while TV coverage will be carried on the Bravo network in the United States starting at 9:30 a.m. and running through 10 p.m.

For the United States, hopes are high given the three gold medals the country managed last time out at the 2012 London Olympics. Serena Williams is the most dominant player in tennis today and is set to defend her women's singles gold medal from the last Summer Games. She is also set to defend her doubles title with her sister, Venus Williams.

Serena and Venus haven't been as active in doubles play in recent years, but as a tune-up the pair won the championship at Wimbledon earlier in the year. They're going to be favored to win the doubles gold medals this time around once again. They've won the last two Olympic golds in women's doubles and three of the last four.

On the men's side, there isn't much hope for a medal in either bracket. Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan were set to represent the country in doubles but pulled out due to health concerns. The complete US men's tennis team consists of Brian Baker, Steve Johnson, Denis Kudla and Jack Sock in singles play, with the team of Johnson and Sock and another of Baker and Rajeev Ram for doubles play.

Johnson and Sock are both seeded players, and both will be in action on the first day. Johnson, the 12th seed, is set to face off against Darian King of Barbados, while Sock, the 14th seed, will take on Taro Daniel of Japan. Kudla and Baker will also be in action, against Andrej Martin (Slovakia) and Yuichi Sugita (Japan), respectively.

Big names like Kei Nishikori, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Gael Monfils will all be in action on Day 1 for the men. On the women's side, Agnieszka Radwanska, Roberta Vinci and Venus Williams will be in action, as well as No. 7 Madison Keys, another American competing.

Below is all the information needed to watch, as well as a full list of men's and women's singles matches on the day. An order of play for each court can be found here.

Men's Singles

No. 4 Kei Nishikori vs. Alberto Ramos-Vinolas
No. 5 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga vs. Malek Jaziri
No. 6 Gael Monfils vs. Vasek Pospisil
No. 9 Marin Cilic vs. Grigor Dimitrov
No. 12 Steve Johnson vs. Darian King
No. 13 Philipp Kohlschreiber vs. Guido Pella
No. 14 Jack Sock vs. Taro Daniel
No. 15 Gilles Simon vs. Borna Coric
John Millman vs. Ricardas Berankis
Brian Baker vs. Yuichi Sugita
Dudi Sela vs. Damir Dzumhur
Thanasi Kokkinakis vs. Gastao Elias
Denis Kudla vs. Andrej Martin
Juan Monaco vs. Mirza Basic
Kyle Edmund vs. Jordan Thompson
Andreas Seppi vs. Illya Marchenko
Evgeny Donskoy vs. Jan-Lennard Struff

Women's Singles

No. 4 Agnieszka Radwanska vs. Saisai Zheng    
No. 5 Venus Williams vs. Kirsten Flipkens
No. 6 Roberta Vinci vs. Anna Karolina Schmiedlova    
No. 7 Madison Keys vs. Danka Kovinic
No. 9 Carla Suarez Navarro vs. Ana Ivanovic    
No. 12 Timea Bacsinszky vs. Shuai Zhang    
No. 14 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova vs. Magda Linette    
No. 15 Elina Svitolina vs. Andrea Petkovic    
No. 16 Barbora Strycova vs. Yanina Wickmayer
Sara Errani vs. Kiki Bertens
Heather Watson vs. Shuai Peng
Eugenie Bouchard vs. Sloane Stephens
Lucie Safarova vs. Karin Knapp
Ana Konjuh vs. Annika Beck
Darya Kasatkina vs. Ons Jabeur
Kristina Mladenovic vs. Lesia Tsurenko
Monica Niculescu vs. Veronica Cepede Royg

2016 Rio Olympics tennis coverage for Saturday, Aug. 6

Events: Men's and women's singles and doubles first-round play

Time: 9:45 a.m. start

TV: Bravo

Online streaming: NBC Sports

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