Rain frustrates Djokovic at Eastbourne

Serbia's Novak Djokovic in action during his quarterfinal tennis match against Vasek Pospisil during day five of the AEGON International at Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, England Tuesday June 27, 2017.  (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP)

EASTBOURNE, England (AP) Novak Djokovic completed just one game of his second-round match against Vasek Pospisil at the Eastbourne International before rain washed out the day’s play at the Wimbledon warmup event on Tuesday.

First up on Centre Court, the top-seeded Djokovic held serve for 1-0 and was 30-15 up in the second game when the players went off for rain. The covers stayed on until play was abandoned just before 5 p.m. local time (1600 GMT).

Djokovic accepted a wild card into the main draw at Eastbourne, and is playing a grass-court event between the French Open and Wimbledon for the first time since 2010.

In the women’s tournament, second-seeded Simona Halep and seventh-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova both were losing 2-1, to Ying-Ying Duan and Mona Barthel respectively, when the rain started.