Rain Forces Monday Finish In Bucharest
Monday singles and doubles finals are on tap at the BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy after persistent rain showers washed out play on Sunday.
The action is scheduled to resume at 9:30am on Centre Court.
The start of the doubles final in Bucharest was initially pushed back two hours, before home hopes and top seeds Florin Mergea and Horia Tecau captured the first set 7-5 over Chris Guccione and Andre Sa. The skies would close once again, with ATP supervisor Gerry Armstrong eventually calling play at 5:50pm local time.
Tecau is bidding for a fourth title on home soil with a fourth different partner, after prevailing with Robert Lindstedt in 2012, Max Mirnyi in '13 and Jean-Julien Rojer in '14. Victory would see the Romanian claim the 300th match win of his career.
In the singles final, 22-year-old Frenchman Lucas Pouille is hoping to bring home his first ATP World Tour trophy when he faces Spanish veteran Fernando Verdasco. Pouille has dropped only one set in four matches in Bucharest, upsetting three seeded opponents en route to the final. Verdasco, meanwhile, is appearing in his 20th ATP World Tour final and seeking a seventh title. The 32 year old is trying to become the second straight Spaniard to lift the Bucharest trophy after Guillermo Garcia-Lopez triumphed last year.