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Semi-finals and final to be played on Sunday at ATP 500 event
Persistent rain continued to frustrate at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell on Saturday as play was suspended in the early stages of the semi-finals at the ATP 500 event, with both matches now scheduled to be completed on Sunday morning.
The semi-finals will resume at 11am local time (CEST), with the championship match scheduled for 4pm CEST.
Fifth seed Carlos Alcaraz’s maiden tour-level meeting with Alex de Minaur stands at 2-2 in the opening set. The 18-year-old #NextGenATP Spaniard defeated top seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in the quarter-finals on Friday, a victory which confirmed the Miami Open presented by Itau champion will break into the Top 10 of the ATP Rankings on Monday.
The semi-final between sixth seed Diego Schwartzman and eighth seed Pablo Carreno Busta also stands at 2-2 in the first set. It is the second year in a row the pair have faced off in Barcelona, with Carreno Busta prevailing in three sets at the quarter-final stage in 2021.