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Masters 1000 Monte Carlo: resumes playing after almost five hours of suspension

Rain protagonist in the Principality

Rain protagonist on the second day of competitions at Masters 1000 of Montecarlo. Below are all the LIVE updates on the situation in the Principality of Monaco: the game has been stopped for several hours due to bad weather, the forecasts are far from good for the rest of the week.

16.35LET’S START ONCE AGAIN! The bad weather grants a respite, after five hours of interruption due to rain, the meetings at the Masters 1000 in Monte Carlo resume.

16.13 – Tarpaulin removal procedures have begun on all fields. It stopped raining for a few minutes in Monte Carlo, just enough time to fix the fields and then we will try to leave again.

15.50PROGRAM OF THE DAY (From 4.30 pm, rain permitting):
Court Rainier III – continuation (WC) Musetti vs Karatsev 3-4* / Auger-Aliassime vs (16) Garin / (15) Fognini vs Kecmanovic
Court Des Princes – continuation Millman vs Humbert 6-3 *0-0 / Evans vs Lajovic / (14) Dimitrov vs Struff
Court 2 – continuation Davidovich Fokina vs De Minaur 6-4 4-4* / (Q) Fabbiano vs (13) Hurkacz / Pella vs (WC) Pouille
Court 9 – (Q) Caruso vs (WC) Catarina / (Q) Cecchinato vs (Q) Koepfer
Court 11 – Paul vs (LL) Martinez / Chardy vs Bublik

15.46 The doubles scheduled for today have been officially postponed to tomorrow.

15.43 – The organizers have released the new order of play starting at 16.30 (at the moment it has stopped raining). Musetti’s continuation confirmed sul Court Rainier III, Caruso moved on Camp 9 (first meeting) with Sniper-Koepfer to follow. Fognini remains third match on the Central, Fabbiano-Hurkacz will start at the end of Davidovich Fokina-De Minaur on Field 2.

15.23 – No match will resume before 16.30: forecasts bring rain until 22, consequently the cancellation of the entire game program seems almost obvious. As for tomorrow, it should only rain in the morning.

15.17 – We remind you that there is no lighting on the secondary fields of the Monte Carlo Country Club. Given the weather conditions, an update from the organizers about the current situation is expected shortly: there does not seem to be any chance for the regular resumption of the game within late afternoon.

15.10 – While waiting to understand whether or not they will have to go back to “work”, two young ball boys are giving life to a game on Field 2, covered by tarpaulins. It rains incessantly in Monte Carlo: we go towards the postponement to tomorrow.

14.15 – He will certainly not resume playing before 3.30 pm: all the fields are covered by tarpaulins, but the rain continues to fall.

14.10 – The matches Dimitrov-Struff and Pella-Pouille, originally scheduled as quarters on Court Rainier III and Court Des Princes, are at risk of cancellation. The situation of the Italians should be monitored: in case of recovery, the meeting of Lorenzo Musetti against Aslan Karatsev while the commitments of Fabio Fognini (vs Kecmanovic, third match on Central), Thomas Fabbiano (vs Hurkacz, terzo match sul Court Des Princes), Salvatore Caruso (vs Catarina, second match on Court 2) e Marco Cecchinato (vs Koepfer, terzo match sul Court 2).

14.00 – More than two hours passed since the suspension of the meetings. It continues to rain, albeit with less intensity, in Monte Carlo: the organizers have not yet published the updated order of play.

13.30 – Match results at the time of the rain stoppage:
Court Rainier III – (WC) Musetti vs Karatsev 3-4*
Court Des Princes – Millman vs Humbert 6-3 *0-0
Court 2 – Davidovich Fokina vs De Minaur 6-4 4-4 *
Court 9 – Mejo/Rojer vs (5) Ram/Salisbury 3-3*
Court 11 – (8) Krawietz / Tecau vs (WC) Tsitsipas / Tsitsipas * 4-5

12.50 – Game also interrupted on Field 2: Davidovich Fokina won the first set 6-4 against De Minaur, a tie in the second set (4-4).

11.55 – All matches suspended except for the match between Davidovich Fokina and De Minaur due to the coverage on Field 2.

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