Rain Plagues TMS Toronto Tuesday

July 27, 2004 05:38 PM
Roger Federer of Switzerland returns a shot to Hicham Arazi of Morocco during the Tennis Masters Canada on July 27, 2004 at the Rexall Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.© Getty Images
TORONTO (Ticker) - Fans at the $2.5 million Tennis Masters Series/Toronto on Monday viewed a thrilling match between Andre Agassi and Tommy Haas.

Fans Tuesday saw little else but rain.

Persistent rain wiped out the entire afternoon session Tuesday at the U.S. Open Series event. Originally slated to take place Tuesday afternoon on the stadium court was a match between second seed and defending champion Andy Roddick of the U.S. and French qualifier Julien Benneteau. Roddick jumped into second place in the men's US Open Series Bonus Challenge standings with his second straight RCA Championship Sunday.

The night session got underway shortly after 8 p.m. with No. 1 Roger Federer against Hicham Arazi. Federer had clinched the first set 6-3 before rain came again and washed out the evening as well.

Federer is an astounding 47-4 this season, with the Australian Open and Wimbledon among his five titles. He seems to be the best candidate to challenge Roddick's U.S. Open crown with a sterling 21-1 record on hard courts.

Agassi rallied for a 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 victory over Haas Monday in a first-round match.