UTS: The first day postponed due to rain
The start of Ultimate Tennis Showdown was to begin on Saturday at 4:00 PM CET. But rain at the Mouratoglou Academy forced organisers to postpone the start of their brand new competition to Sunday. The matches scheduled for Saturday will now be played on Monday.
It was written that Ultimate Tennis Showdown will do something unlike any other. Unfortunately for Patrick Mouratoglou and UTS, the rain has been pouring down on Sophia Antipolis, where the Mouratoglou Academy, home of this brand new league, is located. So the organisers took the decision to postpone the beginning of the event to Sunday. The matches initially scheduled for Saturday will now be played on Monday. The exact programme for Monday is still to be determined.
This just in: #UTShowdown Day 1 is postponed to tomorrow due to rain.
Matches scheduled for today will be played on Monday while matches scheduled for Sunday remain unchanged.
We’ll get back to you shortly with tomorrow’s OOP. pic.twitter.com/eHcW29vSzP
— UTS | Ultimate Tennis Showdown (@UTShowdown) June 13, 2020
Hopefully, there will be sun on Sunday, and the Ultimate Tennis Showdown will start for real at 4:00 PM CET. Sunday’s schedule remains as was. This means rising stars Elliot Benchetrit and Alexei Popyrin will kick off the competition. The clash between Stefanos Tsitsipas and Benoît Paire will conclude the day.
Covered courts will nevertheless be available to players at the Mouratoglou Academy so that they can practice and keep their momentum until the start of the competition.
Sunday, June 14 schedule in full:
Day session (times in UTC+2)
- Match 1 – 4:00 pm: Elliot Benchetrit « The Underdog » vs Alexei Popyrin « The Sniper »
- Match 2 – 5:15 pm: Dustin Brown « The Artist » vs Matteo Berrettini « The Hammer »
- Match 3 – 6:30 pm: Feliciano Lopez « The Torero » vs Lucas Pouille « The French Flair »
Night session (times in UTC+2)
- Match 4 – 9:00 pm: Richard Gasquet « The Virtuoso » vs David Goffin « The Rebel »
- Match 5 – 10:15 pm: Stefanos Tsitsipas « The Greek God » vs Benoit Paire « The Rebel »