Munich, Germany (SportsNetwork.com) – Andy Murray will have to wait another
day for a crack at his first career clay-court title.
Sunday’s final at the BMW Open in Germany between Murray and Philipp
Kohlschreiber was delayed, then suspended because of rain.
Kohlschreiber, a two-time Munich winner, was ahead 3-2 in the first set after
23 minutes of play. The start was delayed about four hours.
Weather has wreaked havoc this week, as Friday’s entire quarterfinal schedule
was pushed back to Saturday because of rain. Both the quarterfinals and
semifinals were completed Saturday.
The top-seeded Murray is playing in his first career clay-court final. He had
dropped his previous five semifinal matches on the slow surface, with four of
the losses coming against clay king Rafael Nadal.
Kohlschreiber, seeded fifth this week, won this title in 2007 and 2012. The
German also lost to countryman Tommy Haas in the 2013 final.