Rain puts damper on day three of LG&T Tennis Challenger

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After almost the entirety of play was wiped out yesterday, day 3 of the LG&T Tennis Challenger Main Draw continued today at Rec Park.

After an hour delay to begin, eight-seed Jay Clarke and Tuseong Chung were finally able to get their match in.

After a 6-1 win in the first set for Clarke, the two battled in the second and forced a tiebreaker.

Eventually, Clarke would come out on top, taking the second set 7-6.

After that, the top seed in the tournament took the court.

Jordan Thompson, ranked 98th in the world, taking on James Ward.

A back-and-forth battle resulted in a 4-4 tie in the first set, but then the rain came again, and Thompson wasn’t having it.

Tough break for a match that was scheduled to go down on Monday.

Another man who’s match was interrupted by rain was Mikael Torpegaard of Denmark.

While the weather can be frustrating, he says that at this level, you can’t let it effect you.

“You’ve got to get used to it. It’s the tennis tour, weather is a part of the game. So, you can’t really sit there and get angry about having to wait out the weather. You know it’s going to happen. It’s just something, it effects everyone equally. So, if you let it get to you mentally, more than it gets others, it’s not a great place to be,” he said.

Torpegaard clearly took his own advice as even after play had been suspended, he was still out warming up in the rain.

Despite more bad weather Wednesday, luckily, Thursday looks promising for some tennis.

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