Roger Federer needed a break badly, and clearly the rain gods had his back in a come-from-behind, four-set win, Matt Wilansky writes.
Serena Williams advanced to the Rogers Cup quarterfinals Thursday, waited out a brief rain delay to beat Czech left-hander Lucie Safarova 7-5, 6-4.
Defending champion Marcel Granollers of Spain defeated Diego Schwartzman of Argentina 6-3, 6-4 to reach the quarterfinals of the Kitzbuehel Cup on Thursday, while top-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany lost.
Fifth-seeded Dominic Thiem defeated Joao Souza of Brazil 7-6 (4), 3-6, 7-5 in a rain-soaked first-round match at the Bet-at-Home Cup on Monday.
Defending champion Tommy Robredo reached the final of the Croatia Open, defeating third-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia 7-6 (10), 6-3 on Sunday.
Heavy rain washed out play on the second day of the Mercedes Cup on Tuesday.
When the rains finally gave way, a mad scramble to finish the matches ensued, writes Greg Garber.
Their credentials aren't close in Paris, but somehow Novak Djokovic, not Rafael Nadal, is the favorite, write Matt Wilansky and Greg Garber.
Maria Sharapova took advantage of a break in the rain to win her opening match at the French Open on Monday.
Fabio Fognini overcame an injury and tough resistance from James Ward to give Italy a 1-0 lead over Britain on the rain-delayed opening day of their Davis Cup quarterfinal Friday.
Sloane Stephens overcame heat, rain, lightning and a late lapse to move onto the third round at the Australian Open, but fellow Americans Christina McHale and Varvara Lepchenko weren't so lucky.
With temperatures predicted to soar to 109 degrees at the Australian Open, players heed caution.
Top-seeded Juan Martin del Potro moved into the second round of the Japan Open with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 victory over Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus on Tuesday.
Despite a tournament rife with thrills and spills, there was a lot we didn't see.
Finally, the US Open is getting a roof. And that's the worst thing that could happen for fans who relish entertainment.
Roberta Vinci will face a fellow Italian in the US Open quarterfinals for the second straight year.