12 Jan 2016

Play delayed on second day of ASB Classic

7:10 pm on 12 January 2016

Rain has forced organisers to reschedule the afternoon session on day two of the men's ASB Tennis Classic in Auckland.

Rain has delayed play at the ASB Tennis Classic.

Rain has delayed play at the ASB Tennis Classic. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Play was meant to resume at 4.30pm after rain began to fall, just two points into the midday match on centre court.

However, the showers continued to fall at Stanley St and play did not resume on centre court until after 6.30pm.

The delay means the doubles matches scheduled for today have been postponed and the centre court match between Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber and compatriot Benjamin Becker has been moved to the Grandstand court.

Taking to centre court this evening is Spain's Robert Bautista Agut and the ASB Classic defending champion Jiri Vesely, followed by New Zealand hopeful Michael Venus and Frenchman Benoit Paire.

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