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Rain slows Djokovic as play suspended at Indian Wells

2019-03-12 07:16
Novak Djokovic
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Indian Wells - World No 1 Novak Djokovic's third round match against Philipp Kohlschreiber was halted by rain on Monday with just one game completed.

Djokovic, playing his first tournament since claiming a record seventh Australian Open title, held serve to open against the 39th-ranked German, who had fought off a pair of break points and held the advantage when play was halted as rain swept across the California desert.

With rain still falling an hour later, organisers said play was suspended for the night, with the match to resume on Tuesday.

Results on Monday in the BNP Paribas Open WTA and ATP Masters hardcourt tournament (x-denotes seeded player):

Men

Third round

Gael Monfils (FRA x18) bt Albert Ramos (ESP) 6-0, 6-3

Ivo Karlovic (CRO) bt Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND) 6-3, 7-6 (7/3)

Dominic Thiem (AUT x7) bt Gilles Simon (FRA x27) 6-3, 6-1

Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) bt Alexander Zverev (GER x3) 6-3, 6-1

Milos Raonic (CAN x13) bt Marcos Giron (USA) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN) bt Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) 6-7 (2/7), 6-4, 7-6 (7/5)

Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB) bt Laslo Djere (SRB x30) 6-2, 7-6 (7/3)

Women

Third round

Naomi Osaka (JPN x1) bt Danielle Collins (USA x25) 6-4, 6-2

Belinda Bencic (SUI x23) bt Ekaterina Alexandrova (RUS) 6-4, 6-2

Anett Kontaveit (EST) bt Anastasia Sevastova (LAT) 5-0 retired

Karolina Pliskova (CZE x5) bt Ysaline Bonaventure (BEL) 6-3, 6-2

Venus Williams (USA) bt Christina McHale (USA) 6-2, 7-5

Mona Barthel (GER) bt Julia Goerges (GER x15) 7-5, 1-6, 6-4

Aryna Sabalenka (BLR x9) bt Lesia Tsurenko (UKR x24) 6-2, 7-5

Angelique Kerber (GER x8) bt Natalia Vikhlyantseva (RUS) 3-6, 6-1, 6-3

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