Paul Peterson opened a two-shot lead before the opening round was suspended due to a waterlogged course at the Joburg Open.
British No 3 Kyle Edmund has progressed into the quarter-finals of the Delray Beach Open but Aljaz Bedene crashed out of Marseille’s Open 13.
Dominic Thiem remained on course for a first title of the year, seeing off Serbia’s Dusan Lajovic 6-2 7-5 to reach the Rio Open quarter-finals.
Agnieszka Radwanska crashed out of the Dubai Tennis Championships, suffering a shock 6-4 2-6 6-2 defeat to American teenager Catherine Bellis.
BEIJING China’s defense ministry said on Thursday it was aware of the presence of a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group in the South China Sea and China respected freedom of navigation for all countries in the waters there.
A bumper week of action continues from Rio, where Kei Nishikori and Dominic Thiem are vying for the title, live on Sky Sports.
With an executive order last month and a pair of Department of Homeland Security memos on Tuesday, the Trump administration has significantly hardened the country’s policies regarding illegal immigration.
UNITED NATIONS — On a cold February afternoon three years ago, Vitaly I. Churkin, the Russian ambassador to the United Nations, summoned reporters to the Russian mission on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.