Heavy rains forces final to be suspended until Monday

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) Heavy rain has forced organizers to suspend the Mercedes Cup final between Dominic Thiem and Philipp Kohlschreiber.

The match, already an hour late to start, was halted for about five hours Sunday. It was then finally suspended after another delay, with the two tied 6-6 and Kohlschreiber up 3-2 in the tiebreaker.

Workers tried to dry the slippery court with hot-air blowers but the rain kept returning to make it impossible to play.

The match will be completed on Monday.

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