Rain pushes Nadal, Djokovic quarterfinals back to Wednesday

Rain pushes Nadal, Djokovic quarterfinals back to Wednesday
Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki during her rain-interrupted match against Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko at the Roland Garros on Tuesday. (AFP)

Paris - Nine-time champion Nadal will take on compatriot Pablo Carreno Busta



By AFP

Published: Tue 6 Jun 2017, 10:21 PM

Last updated: Wed 7 Jun 2017, 6:03 PM

Torrential rain forced Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic's quarterfinals at the French Open to be delayed until Wednesday.
Play was held up for over three hours on Tuesday before finally resuming at 1845 local time (1645 GMT) with the first two women's quarterfinals at Roland Garros.
Nine-time champion Nadal is due to take on compatriot Pablo Carreno Busta, while title-holder Djokovic faces sixth seed Dominic Thiem in a repeat of last year's semi-final.
As a result of the downpours, all four men's quarterfinals will be played on Wedneday with Andy Murray against Kei Nishikori and Stan Wawrinka facing Marin Cilic.

Order of Play

Wednesday
(UAE TIME)
Court Philippe Chatrier (1pm)
Men's Singles Quarterfinals
Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP x20) v Rafael Nadal (ESP x4)
Not before 4pm
Women's Singles Quarterfinals
Caroline Garcia (FRA x28) v Karolina Pliskova (CZE x2)
Men's Singles Quarter-finals
Andy Murray (GBR x1) v Kei Nishikori (JPN x8)
Court Suzanne Lenglen (1pm)
Men's Singles Quarterfinals
Dominic Thiem (AUT x6) v Novak Djokovic (SRB x2)
Not before 4pm
Women's Singles Quarterfinals
Elina Svitolina (UKR x5) v Simona Halep (ROM x3)
Men's Singles Quarterfinals
Stan Wawrinka (SUI x3) v Marin Cilic (CRO x7)


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