TENNIS

Italian Open Tennis : Djokovic Advances Following Angry Outburst With Umpire


World Number one Novak Djokovic was furious with the chair Umpire for not suspending play as rain trickled down during his Italian Open second-round match against American Taylor Fritz.

The match was eventually suspended for three hours before Djokovic secured a 6-3, 7-6 victory. All the other men's matches for the day were cancelled.

Djokovic said he had been struggling with the court conditions before the players were sent off the court at 5-5 in the second set.

Chasing a sixth title in Rome, Djokovic will play the winner of the match between Britain's Cameron Norrie and spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in the round of 16.