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Heavy rain interrupts Italian Open play

IANS  |  Rome 

Heavy rains postponed Wednesday's Italian Open in which Swiss pro and Spanish star were to make their debut.

The Foro Italico courts have been covered and the tournament organizers will give an update every half hour to inform the press and spectators when play will resume, reports news.

Federer was going to open the programme at center court against Portuguese but heavy rains, which are expected to continue until night, delayed the match.

Also, the matches of Spanish Garbine Muguruza against of the US and Spanish against French were postponed.

The eight-time champion Nadal is set to take on Frenchman in the second round at the center court.

On Tuesday, rain interrupted the match between defending champion of and the Azarenka several times.

After play was suspended for more than an hour, Azarenka eliminated her opponent to win 4-6, 6-1, 7-5.

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First Published: Wed, May 15 2019. 17:26 IST
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