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French Open: Rain Cancels Djokovic, Williams Games

Roland Garros covered with tarpaulin
Posted: May 31, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)


Heavy rain forced day-nine of the French Open to be cancelled, meaning top seeds, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams, must wait to play their fourth-round matches in Paris.

Monday’s play was delayed before being called off at about 12:45 BST.

Djokovic’s match against Spanish 14th seed, Roberto Bautista Agut, has been rescheduled for 10:00 on Tuesday.

Williams then meets Ukraine’s 18th seed, Elina Svitolina, before Andy Murray’s last-16 tie against Richard Gasquet.

All three matches are scheduled for Court Philippe Chatrier – the main show court at Roland Garros – with British number one, Murray’s meeting with France’s Gasquet not starting before 13:00.

However, more rain is forecast in the French capital on Tuesday. It is the first timein 16 years the rain has caused a whole day’s play to be abandoned at the tournament.

Murray, seeded second, is already through to the quarter-finals after beating American 15th-seed John Isner in straight sets on Sunday.

Ninth seed Gasquet is the only home player left in either singles draw, reaching his first Roland Garros quarter-final by beating fifth seed Kei Nishikori.