Djokovic-Tsitsipas, postponed by the rain like the rest of the day

The rain significantly hampered Friday’s day at the 1000 Masters in Rome. Only the morning games could be played without problems, which ended with the victories of Rafa Nadal and Reilly Opelka against Alexander Zverev and Federico Delbonis, respectively. The rest of the encounters either did not end or had not even started when The organization, shortly after 20:00 and seeing that the forecast was for the rainfall to continue, decided to postpone all that will remain to Saturday

The duel between Novak Djokovic and Stefanos Tsitsipas started around 2:45 p.m. and was stopped with 4-3 on the scoreboard in favor of the Greek at about 15:30. More than three hours later it resumed, but had to stop again a few minutes later with 6-3 and 2-1 with break for Tsitsipas in the second set. The clash between Andrey Rublev and Federico Delbonis had not even begun.

In the women’s draw, three matches were completed. Martic beat Pegula, Plsikova beat Ostapenko and Gauff beat Barty for the withdrawal of the Australian in a meeting that was stopped by the rain and that was resumed before the number one in the world left with a right arm injury. The Svitolina-Swiatek was yet to be played.

Tomorrow’s complicated order of play has yet to be published by the tournament, in which several players will have to double up in quarterfinal and semi-final matches.

Results Masters 1.000 Rome.

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