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Novak Djokovic vs Juan Martin del Potro clash at Rome Masters halted by rain

Novak Djokovic was leading 6-1, 1-2 against Juan Martin del Potro in their Rome Masters quarter-final clash when play was halted for the night

tennis Updated: May 20, 2017 08:48 IST
Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns the ball to Argentina's Juan Martín del Potro during their quarter-final match at the Italian Open in Rome on Friday.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns the ball to Argentina's Juan Martín del Potro during their quarter-final match at the Italian Open in Rome on Friday.(AP)

Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro will have to complete their Rome Masters quarter-final on Saturday after torrential rain and lightning forced a suspension on Friday.

Four-time champion Djokovic was leading 6-1, 1-2 when play was halted for the night.

“We officially announce that due to the heavy rain, the match between #Djokovic and #DelPotro will resume tomorrow. Time TBD,” said a statement on the tournament’s Twitter account.

The winner will face Dominic Thiem, who knocked out Rafael Nadal, in the semi-finals which will also be played Saturday.