Stuttgart Final Postponed Due To Rain

Looking ahead to the sky: Dominic Thiem

STUTTGART, June 12, 2016

The 38th final of the Mercedes Cup between Dominic Thiem and Philipp Kohlschreiber was eventually cancelled after a rain interrupted Sunday. The match will resume on Monday morning with the German leading 3-2 in the tie-break of the opening set.

Two games were played before rain forced the players to return to the locker rooms for the first time. It followed a delay of four hours with play resuming at 6:45 pm local time. The set went into the tie-break and was suspended again at 2-2. One more point was played after that, when Kohlschreiber slipped at his return and obviuosly didn’t want to continue, as further raindrops fell down.

Marcus Daniell and Artem Sitak

Marcus Daniell and Artem Sitak

The organizers eventually announced at 8:20 pm, that the match has been cancelled after only 50 minutes of play.

Play resumes on Monday at 10:30 am. There will be free entrance for the spectators.

Meanwhile on Mercedes Court, Marcus Daniell and Artem Sitak captured their second team title, winning 6-7, 6-4, 10-8 over Oliver Marach and Fabrice Martin in one hour and 40 minutes.

“It’s an awesome feeling, especially winning it on grass courts. I said I was going to be back, and now I’m back and won it again. Stuttgart is my home, I guess!

“It’s not easy when you go on court, go off court. You gotta stay focused on the match. And at the same time, you have to relax a little bit, not be totally tight,” told Sitak.

Our Sunday impressions: