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Rain postponed most of the singles matches at the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships on Wednesday.
Roger Federer says he won't play as often in the next few years and hopes to compete in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Tommy Haas has become the fourth still-active tennis player to win 500 matches on the ATP Tour, joining Roger Federer (871), Rafael Nadal (583) and Lleyton Hewitt (566).
Dark clouds and sheets of rain delayed the Citi Open men's singles final for 2 hours and 33 minutes. But once the storm had passed and the court had dried, the few fans left at Rock Creek Park saw that not even a rain storm could stand between Alexandr Dolgopolov and the Citi Open championship.
The stadium lights came on early Sunday afternoon as dark storm clouds delayed the Citi Open men's singles final at Rock Creek Park. But before sheets of rain overwhelmed that match, two former Virginia Cavaliers had reason to celebrate.
Mardy Fish and Sam Querrey entered Saturday's semifinals with the opportunity to give the Citi Open its first All-American final since 2007, when Andy Roddick beat fellow Olympian John Isner in straight sets.
In what would prove to be a back-and-forth battle, the United States' Sam Querrey eked out a Citi Open quarterfinal victory Friday against South Africa's Kevin Anderson (6-4, 6-4). As soon as the match point was decided, the crowd at the William H.G. Fitzgerald Tennis Center cheered for its home country favorite, and the pair of competitors met to shake hands.
Mardy Fish and Tommy Haas will meet in the Citi Open semifinals Saturday, their first matchup since 2007.
All the winners of the Legg Mason Tennis Classic, which began in 1969, are enshrined on the stadium wall at the William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center, their names in a place of honor for all to see.
Mardy Fish passed on the London Olympics. Tommy Haas wanted in.
Hours before 19-year-old Sloane Stephens took the court in search of a third straight Citi Open win, two grizzled veterans sought to prove that 34-year-old geezers can play tennis, too.
Tommy Haas and Alexandr Dolgopolov earned straight-set victories to advance to the second round of the Citi Open on Tuesday.
Top-seeded Mardy Fish rallied from an opening-set loss and beat Bjorn Phau 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 on Tuesday night in a first-round match in the Citi Open.
Veteran Tommy Haas rallied to upset defending champion Gilles Simon 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 Wednesday for a place in the quarterfinals of the German Tennis Championships.
The Atlanta Braves placed Brandon Beachy on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a sore right elbow, creating an opening in the rotation that will be filled by Jair Jurrjens.
"Rain delays are never fun," he said. "You know that's part of the game. That's part of life, and you try to make the best of it and it's really no excuse because my opponent has to deal with the same thing."
"Drink some beer," he said with a smile.