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.