Rain Postpones Semi-Final Action In Barcelona
Persistent rain continued to frustrate at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell on Saturday as play was suspended in the early stages of the semi-finals at the ATP 500 event, with both matches now scheduled to be completed on Sunday morning.
The semi-finals will resume at 11am local time (CEST), with the championship match scheduled for 4pm CEST.
Fifth seed Carlos Alcaraz’s maiden tour-level meeting with Alex de Minaur stands at 2-2 in the opening set. The 18-year-old #NextGenATP Spaniard defeated top seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in the quarter-finals on Friday, a victory which confirmed the Miami Open presented by Itau champion will break into the Top 10 of the ATP Rankings on Monday.
The semi-final between sixth seed Diego Schwartzman and eighth seed Pablo Carreno Busta also stands at 2-2 in the first set. It is the second year in a row the pair have faced off in Barcelona, with Carreno Busta prevailing in three sets at the quarter-final stage in 2021.