Toronto: Lleyton Hewitt and Julien Benneteau had to deal with two rain delays during their Rogers Cup match on Monday before the Frenchman finally advanced to the second round.
Benneteau, 32, advanced with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over the former top-ranked Hewitt. He had to adjust on the fly after the second rain delay, which lasted two hours.
"I tried to keep the same momentum and the same rhythm of the match," Benneteau said. "I just tried to stay focused to be able to play the same way."