21 May 2012

Rome men's final postponed

11:04 am on 21 May 2012

The world tennis number one Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will have to return to the Foro Italico tonight after rain washed out the men's final at the Rome Masters on Monday morning.

Organisers finally postponed the men's decider after the women's showdown between Maria Sharapova and Li Na was completed, following a rain interruption of more than two-and-a-half hours.

Sharapova made it back-to-back titles in Rome, winning a tie-breaker thrid set against the French Open champion.