ASB Classic: Kyle Edmund prevails in rain-delayed marathon against Alejandro Davidovich-Fokina

  • 14/01/2020

Britain's Kyle Edmund fought past a game Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich-Fokina in the lone centrecourt match completed on a rain-plagued day two at the men's ASB Classic in Auckland.

Edmund eased to an opening set win, before Davidovich-Fokina clinched the second, but ultimately fell to a 2-6 6-4 3-6 loss. 

The match began at midday, but wasn't concluded until after 7pm, as wet weather caused constant delays.

A three-hour rain-enforced delay finally passed at about 4pm, when the players were able to complete the match.

Unfortunately, rain soon returned to spoil the evening session and put paid to any further action on day two, leaving a host of doubles and singles contests in limbo.

The match between Italy's Marco Cecchinato and Argentina's Leonardo Mayer was suspended at 7-6 1-4, while Andreas Seppi held an early 2-1 lead over seventh-seeded Frenchman Adrian Mannarino.

In the only other match completed, Canada's Vasek Posipil made light work of Portugal's Joao Sousa 6-4 6-2.

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