French Open play hit by rain wash-out

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Halep and Anisimova start proceedings on Court Philippe-Chatrier before Djokovic and Zverev clash.

However, given the weather forecast, the organisers were later to the cancellation of the complete game day forced, last, 2016, at the second tournament-Monday of the case.

"The weather for tomorrow seems to be OK but Friday is already looking complicated", added Forget.

Defending champion Simona Halep continued to tighten her grip on the French Open as she demolished Polish teenager Iga Swiatek to reach the quarter-finals on Monday.

Tournament director Guy Forget said he remained hopeful of the French Open finishing on time on Sunday.

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But on the resumption, Nadal reimposed his authority and won in four sets for what was his seventh Roland Garros title.

Dominic Thiem reached the French Open semifinals for the fourth straight year after beating Karen Khachanov 6-2, 6-4, 6-2.

"Ultimately, I feel like when I'm able to play my game style and my kind of tennis, I can match it with everyone regardless of what surface it's on".

Djokovic's opponent, though, has beaten him in two of their four meetings and justifiably silenced critics - for the time being - who questioned his credentials at grand slams.

The teenager revealed she was inspired by Halep, saying: "I was watching Simona before my match and then I was like, "Oh, my God, her backhand down the line is so good", and she was taking her time, and then I think I was mimicking it in my match".

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Ashleigh Barty revealed that she has approached the 2019 clay-court season differently and believes that is the reason for her improved French Open results.

"I just wish that it's gonna be a great match and it's gonna be a tough battle, and that especially against Novak, the World No. 1, it's going to be interesting".

Forget said ideally both women's semifinals, the undecided one and the one between Johanna Konta and Marketa Vondrousova, who won their quarter-finals on Tuesday, would be played at the same time on Friday.

Also among the cancelled quarter-final matches were two men's singles ties, including the highly anticipated battle between number one-ranked Novak Djokovic and Germany's Alexander Zverev.

In the men's quarterfinals, it'll be No. 3 Roger Federer vs.

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