Rain delays Federer, Osaka matches at Italian Open
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ROME (AP) Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal's opening matches at the Italian Open are being delayed by rain.

Federer is slated to meet Joao Sousa while eight-time Rome champion Nadal is scheduled to play Jeremy Chardy.

Also, top-ranked Naomi Osaka was to play Dominika Cibulkova.

Consistent rain at the Foro Italico is threatening to wipe out the entire day session.

In the night session, top-ranked Novak Djokovic is to face Denis Shapovalov.

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