Tennis: Rain-hit Brazil Open final to be completed on Monday

A general view of the tennis court during heavy rain that suspended the final game between Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay and Albert Ramos Vinolas of Spain during their ATP 250 Brazil Open tennis tournament in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on March 5, 2017.
A general view of the tennis court during heavy rain that suspended the final game between Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay and Albert Ramos Vinolas of Spain during their ATP 250 Brazil Open tennis tournament in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on March 5, 2017. PHOTO: EPA

SAO PAULO (REUTERS) - The final of tennis' Brazil Open was interrupted by rain on Sunday and will recommence on Monday, with Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas leading Pablo Cuevas 7-6 (7-3), 3-3.

The match was delayed for more than two hours before the organisers opted to restart it at noon local time (11pm in Singapore) on Monday.

Uruguayan Cuevas is bidding for a third consecutive Brazil Open title.

In the semi-finals, he had beaten Spanish top seed Pablo Carreno Busta 6-3, 7-6 (7-2), while second seed Ramos-Vinolas survived a match point to record a 6-7 (5-7), 7-5, 6-2 win over Portuguese fourth seed Joao Sousa.