Play was temporarily suspended Sunday at the red clay event in Munich because of…SNOW!
— John Peers (@johnwpeers) April 24, 2016
“I have never seen anything like this before,” said Australian doubles specialist John Peers. “It’s the first time at an outdoor tour-level event that I have seen snow and matches had to be suspended. Being Australian it was definitely something different. We actually got lucky as it didn’t snow during practice, but literally right before and right after it did. It was so cold and our hands were frozen. Apparently we could get some more over the next day or two. Time to rug up I think.”
— BMW Open by FWU AG (@BMWOpenbyFWUAG) April 25, 2016
Canadain Vasek Pospisil wasn’t as averse to the white flakes.
“I started the day with a run outside and it was snowing a bit, which was good enough for me,” Pospisil said. “It seemed to clear up but then it started snowing again when I began practising a few hours later. It was coming down pretty hard at one point. It was the first time I have played in snow as a professional and I have to admit that, although I had played in snow as a youngster growing up in Canada, I didn’t think it would ever happen again. It actually made me feel right at home this week. Canadians don’t shy away from cold weather.”
As the main draw begins today, snow is expected in the forecast until Thursday when temperatures finally break 50F.
David Goffin, Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev, Juan Martin del Potro and Gael Monfils are among the top names who’ll have to brave the chilly weather and the elements this week.
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