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Semi-finals postponed by rain at Newport

Associated Press
Jul 14, 2013 at 09:02am IST

Newport: The semi-finals at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships were pushed back a day after heavy rain wiped out most of play on Saturday.

Following a rain-delayed, 90-minute on-court enshrinement ceremony for the 2013 class of the International Tennis Hall of Fame - which included Martina Hingis - and nearly a two-hour delay, wild card Nicolas Mahut of France and American Michael Russell played three points before rain moved back into the area.

The other semi-final between two-time defending champion John Isner, the No. 2 seed, and Lleyton Hewitt, the No. 4, never got underway. Hewitt called it "a long day" as he departed.

Semi-finals postponed by rain at Newport

The semi-finals at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships were pushed back a day after heavy rain wiped out most of play on Saturday.

Both semifinals will be played early Sunday, with Isner and Hewitt on center court and the other match on a side court. The final is scheduled for Sunday.

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