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Rain causes Djokovic, Del Potro Saturday finish

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Rain causes Djokovic, Del Potro Saturday finish

/ 08:16 AM May 20, 2017
Juan Martín del Potro and  Novak Djokovic AP

Juan Martín del Potro and Novak Djokovic AP

Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro will have to complete their Rome Masters quarter-final on Saturday after torrential rain and lightning forced a suspension on Friday.

Four-time champion Djokovic was leading 6-1, 1-2 when play was halted for the night.

“We officially announce that due to the heavy rain, the match between #Djokovic and #DelPotro will resume tomorrow. Time TBD,” said a statement on the tournament’s Twitter account.

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The winner will face Dominic Thiem, who knocked out Rafael Nadal, in the semi-finals which will also be played Saturday.

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