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French Open: Nadal trails as rain suspends play

June 06, 2018 23:57 IST

Rafael Nadal

IMAGE: Rafael Nadal of Spain leaves the court due to a rain. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Top seed Rafael Nadal will resume his fight to stay in the French Open on Thursday after his quarter-final against Argentina's Diego Schwartzman was called off because of rain.

The Spaniard, aiming for a record-extending 11th title at Roland Garros, trailed the 11th seed 6-3, 3-5 when play was abandoned for the day.

The match was delayed for an hour however, further rain came and the players had to leave the court again.

The 32-year-old Nadal also had both of his wrists bandaged after the opening set, the first he had lost at the tournament since 2015 after winning 37 in a row.

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