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Federer-Wawrinka and Nadal-Nishikori delayed by rain at French Open

04 Jun 2019, 21:26 IST
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Stan Wawrinka (L) and Roger Federer (R) decide to leave the court

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal were forced to stop their French Open quarter-final matches as rain hit Paris on Tuesday.

Third seed Federer was leading a thoroughly entertaining match against Stan Wawrinka 7-6 (7-4) 4-6 7-6 (7-5) 3-3, while Nadal was 6-1 6-1 4-2 up against Kei Nishikori when a storm rolled in at Roland Garros.

The storm had been forecast to hit the French capital earlier in the day, but its eventual arrival led to the covers being pulled out on the show courts.

Federer and Wawrinka decided to leave the court amid light drizzle and severe gloominess.

Johanna Konta had already booked her place in the semi-finals by defeating Sloane Stephens 6-1 6-4, while Petra Martic and Marketa Vondrousova were due on Court Suzanne-Lenglen after Federer's clash with Wawrinka.

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