Friday, February 23, 2018 | ePaper
Rain washes out play at ATP Houston tournament
Rain washed out all matches scheduled Tuesday at the US Men's Clay Court Championship, the ATP tournament in Houston, Texas.
Organizers said all remaining first-round singles matches would be completed on Wednesday.
That incudes fifth-seeded Spaniard Fernando Verdasco taking on South African veteran Kevin Anderson and sixth-seeded Feliciano Lopez taking on Bjorn Fratangelo.
First-round play got underway on Monday when 39-year-old German Tommy Haas out-lasted 19-year-old American Reilly Opelka 7-6 (7/5), 4-6, 6-3.
Haas booked a second-round meeting with top-seeded American Jack Sock.
Defending champion Juan Monaco of Argentina was ousted on Monday, falling to German Dustin Brown 7-6 (9/7), 6-3.