The intense rain that falls in the Foro Italico since the morning of this Wednesday caused the postponement of the matches of second and third round in the tournament in Rome, in which they were going to debut the Serbian Novak Djokovic, the Spanish Rafa Nadal or the Swiss Roger Federer.
The tracks of the Foro Italico have been covered to preserve the beaten earth and will be informed every half hour of the eventual start of the matches, explained the organizers of the Roman tournament.
Federer was going to open the program of the central track at 11.00 local (9.00 GMT) against the Portuguese Joao Sousa, but the heavy rain, which is scheduled until the Italian night, keeps uncertainty.
They also expect to know the schedule of their games the Spanish Garbiñe Muguruza, who was going to play against the American Danielle Collins, and Carla Suárez, finalist in 2015, who was going to face the French Alizé Cornet.
Nadal, eight times champion in Rome, should be measured by Frenchman Jeremy Chardy in the second round of the center court.
The rain already caused two interruptions this Tuesday in the match between the Ukrainian Elina Svitolina, defending champion, and the Belarusian Victoria Azarenka. After more than an hour of pause, Azarenka eliminated the queen of the Roman tournament. . (tagsToTranslate) rain (t) nadal