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Long rain break right at the start of the tournament in Munich

The weather forecast for the BMW Open does not bode well. Right at the start, the rain disrupts the plans and causes a delay that lasts for hours. An Austrian disappoints

As feared, the ATP tennis tournament in Munich has begun with a long rain delay. The opening program of the BMW Open could only get underway this morning after a three-and-a-half hour delay.

Partly drizzle and partly heavy rain fell on the clay courts in the north of the Bavarian capital. The meteorologists have forecast rainy weather and temperatures in the single digits for the entire week of the tournament.

Former US Open winner Dominik Thiem from Austria suffered a first round defeat against Spanish qualifier Alejandro Moro Canas 4:6, 4:6. The 30-year-old Thiem is desperately searching for his form after a lengthy wrist injury and suffered his next disappointment in Munich

Molleker ensures German success

The opening match had been won 6:1, 5:7, 6:4 by sixth seed Jack Draper from Great Britain against Vit Kopriva from the Czech Republic. Max Rehberg from Mannheim lost to Alex Michelsen from the USA 6:7 (2:7), 3:6. Rudi Molleker from Oranienburg finally ensured a German success on the first day with a 6:4, 6:2 win against Francesco Passaro from Italy.

The tournament favorites around top seed Alexander Zverev will not start the clay court event until later in the week. Alongside the Hamburg native, Holger Rune at number two is one of the main contenders for the title. The Dane has won the BMW Open in the past two years

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