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Marin Cilic-Gael Monfils match suspended, Albert Ramos-Vinolas out at Rio Open tennis

With only two of the four scheduled singles matches completed on Wednesday, rain saw the day’s play suspended at Rio Open -- top seed Marin Cilic and Frenchman Gael Monfils match was stopped in a second-set tie-break.

tennis Updated: Feb 22, 2018 13:15 IST
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Gael Monfils of France reacts during his match against Marin Cilic of Croatia at the Rio Open tennis tournament on Wednesday. Their match was suspended while Nicolas Jarry ousted Albert Ramos-Vinolas(REUTERS)

Marin Cilic’s Rio Open clash against Gael Monfils was suspended due to rain at a crucial stage, while Albert Ramos-Vinolas made a second-round exit.

With only two of the four scheduled singles matches completed on Wednesday, rain saw the day’s play suspended.

The blockbuster clash between top seed Cilic and Frenchman Monfils was stopped in a second-set tie-break.

Monfils took the first set 6-3 and the duo were locked at 7-7 in the tie-break when play was suspended for the day.

Cilic had recovered from a break down in the second set and squandered two set points, while also saving a match point.

Ramos-Vinolas exited in one of two completed matches, losing to Nicolas Jarry 7-5, 6-3.

The day’s other match saw sixth seed Diego Schwartzman cruise past fellow Argentinian Federico Delbonis 6-2, 6-3.

First Published: Feb 22, 2018 12:53 IST