Rain washed out the evening session but tomorrow's scheduling is just pathetic at Cincinnati. RAFA-Ramos and Thug/Karlovic matches do not begin until 1 pm (Are you effing out of your mind?!?!?) and then the winners play their match at 9 pm on the same day. Why not start the previous day's matches which got washed out at the very beginning (11 am local time) instead? RAFA has already been a victim of improper scheduling many times this year and this is no different.
P.S. This is not a ruins thread. Its about general bias towards ATP players who suffers and has to work extra hard if they want to win the title.
If you look at the next-day schedule after a rained-out session, the rain-delayed matches are never the first match up. They're always the second match on the schedule. This is true for every single ATP and ITF tournament. Yes, it sucks to have to play two matches in one day, but since the vast majority of tennis matches are at the mercy of Mother Nature (in other words, no retractable roof), it's reality. I assume the logic is that the players get stuck waiting around until fairly late just in case the rain lets up, so it's hard to get back to the hotel, unwind, fall asleep, and then wake up early to play the first match of the day.