Rain delays Federer and Nadal matches at Italian Open

Rain delays Federer and Nadal matches at Italian Open
The central court is covered as all the matches are temporarily suspended due to the rain at the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome, Wednesday, May 15, 2019. (Riccardo Antimiani/ANSA via AP)

ROME (AP) — Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal’s opening matches at the Italian Open are being delayed by rain.

Federer is slated to meet Joao Sousa while eight-time Rome champion Nadal is scheduled to play Jeremy Chardy.

Also, top-ranked Naomi Osaka was to play Dominika Cibulkova.

Consistent rain at the Foro Italico is threatening to wipe out the entire day session.

In the night session, top-ranked Novak Djokovic is to face Denis Shapovalov.

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