Rain Ravages Cincinnati, First Round Matches Still To Be Completed; Murray, Nadal Wednesday
by Staff | August 17th, 2016, 12:09 am

For a third straight day the Cincinnati Masters was impacted by rain. The schedule called for 37 matches on the day but just 20 were completed during numerous rain delays.

Four women’s first round and four from the men’s first round are unfinished and demand priority tomorrow.

Earlier today in the men’s draw, Richard Gasquet, David Goffin, Bernard Tomic and Gael Monfils all advanced.

American men did well with John Isner and Steve Johnson getting wins but Taylor Fritz went down to Mikhail Youzhny. And Jared Donaldson led No. 2 seed Stan Wawrinka before play was called.

In the women’s draw, just 7 singles matches were completed. Barbora Strycova beat Eugenie Bouchard. Karolina Pliskova, Annicka Beck, Alize Cornet and Alison Riske also won today.

On Wednesday, virtually anyone left in either singles draw is on court. And that means the debuts of Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal, Kei Nishikori, Simona Halep, Angelique Kerber and Garbine Muguruza.

“Cincinnati is a Masters 1000. It’s a big event … it’s obvious that’s going be tough,” Nadal said. “I am here to try my best and I am here to play at the highest level that I could.”

Murray’s opponent is still to be determined between Ivo Karlovic and Juan Monaco. Nadal meets Pablo Cuevas who beat the Spaniard earlier this year in Rio in three sets. Australian Open champ Kerber is also awaiting her opponent.

In the match of the day, serving robots Milos Raonic and John Isner collide with the Canadian seeking his first win over Isner in four tries.

CENTER COURT start 11:00 am
WTA – [Q] A. Beck (GER) vs [3] S. Halep (ROU)
[WC] J. Donaldson (USA) vs [2] S. Wawrinka (SUI) 62 03
ATP – [4] M. Raonic (CAN) vs J. Isner (USA)
ATP – P. Cuevas (URU) vs [3] R. Nadal (ESP)

Not Before 7:00 pm
WTA – [Q] K. Bondarenko (UKR) or K. Mladenovic (FRA) vs [2] A. Kerber (GER)

Not Before 8:30 pm
ATP – [1] A. Murray (GBR) vs I. Karlovic (CRO) or [PR] J. Monaco (ARG)

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14 Comments for Rain Ravages Cincinnati, First Round Matches Still To Be Completed; Murray, Nadal Wednesday

Okiegal Says:

@Mira…..Yep……I believe!! 🐂🐂🐂

AndyMira Says:

Ha ha ha..i know you do okie..there’s another article on the other thread…Cincy Men’s Draw preview..go read it okie..

Giles Says:

AM. Thanks.

AndyMira Says:

You’re very much welcome Giles!

AndyMira Says:

Andy start showing fatigue and weariness in 2nd sets…hope his shoulder injury?strained? is not serious..

AndyMira Says:

Another win for Andy and Rafa…M..it seems your crystal ball is not working atm..should send it to the workshop for repair..Those two clearly won’t listen to you..why i believed you in the first place is beyond me!

Margot Says:

I know AM. Darn it, those naughty boys just wont listen to their agony aunty! I sent my orders via FedExpress too ;)

AndyMira Says:

M….Wot?wot?Sent your orders via FedEx?have you ever heard of Whatsapp,Fb,WeChat,Instagram,Twitter,Skype M?No wonder they don’t listen to you..i bet your orders take a detour to Rio!!

Margot Says:

Lol AM….but it’s OK, my latest orders have just been sent by email…;)
PS I see CC has come out to play again….

AndyMira Says:

Oh M..Thank God!Hope Andy will listen to you..I’m dreaded when to think his hurt shoulder has to withhold a string of bullet serve from Anderson tomorrow…

PS…You mean CC as in PC..{The Poor Chappy M?}

Margot Says:

Yes, I did AM….;) Re-named, “Cheerful Chappy” cos of last post sooo upbeat about Andy’s welfare…..not.

AndyMira Says:

Oh M!..You’re so funny!!I’m always laughing like an idiot when i chat with you..

PS…M..i wonder how long this so called nickname “Cheeeeerful Chappy” will last…i mean,is it still cheerful after Andy win USO?Awwwww!That’ll hurt!!

PS2]…M..You better prepare your shed again…we might need it after USO…

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