Rain slows Djokovic as play suspended at Indian Wells

With rain still falling an hour later, organizers said play was suspended for the night, with the match to resume on Tuesday.
A ball girl holds an umbrella over Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, during a rain break in Djokovic's match against Philipp Kohlschreiber, of Germany, at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament Monday, March 11, 2019, in Indian Wells(AP)
A ball girl holds an umbrella over Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, during a rain break in Djokovic's match against Philipp Kohlschreiber, of Germany, at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament Monday, March 11, 2019, in Indian Wells(AP)
Published on Mar 12, 2019 10:37 AM IST
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Indian Wells | ByAFP

World number one Novak Djokovic’s third-round match against Philipp Kohlschreiber was halted by rain 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, organizers said play was suspended for the night, with the match to resume on Tuesday.

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