After the main airport in Rome was showdown due to a fire triggered by an electrical fault in a bar, a slew of ATP and WTA tennis players were delayed and forced to sleep in the airport. Headed from Madrid to Rome,Thanasi Kokkinakis was forced to withdraw from the tournament in Rome because he was unable to make his qualification match due to the airport's cancelations and delays. Here are the best dispatches from Twitter after the Rome airport fire.
When all flights are cancelled to Rome because of a fire and you have no way of getting to the next tournament 😲🔫— Thanasi Kokkinakis (@TKokkinakis) May 7, 2015
Wow we really made it to Rome.Felt like an oversea flight from the amount of time we've been sitting on the plane🙈😁Thx for the free sauna😬🙈— Jule Goerges (@juliagoerges) May 7, 2015
After a long delay we made it 😁😁 The air at the airport here in Rome still smells like something was on fire... Crazy!!!— sascha Bajin (@BigSascha) May 7, 2015