SANTIAGO: The Davis Cup tie between Chile and Israel in Coquimbo has been delayed by a day because of the earthquake and will start on Saturday and finish on Monday.

The International Tennis Federation announced the decision on Wednesday, four days after the earthquake and tsunami which killed hundreds of people in Chile.

The site for the World Group first-round tie, Enjoy Tennis Centre, was unaffected and the local airport was open, the ITF said, but transportation issues had delayed the arrival of players and officials.

The ITF has asked for a minute's silence at the start of all eight World Group ties this week. — AP

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