PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal stopped by rain against Diego Schwartzman at French Open

(AFP) – Rafael Nadal was locked in a French Open quarter-final tussle with Argentinian Diego Schwartzman when rain ended play on Wednesday.

Our champ lost his first set at Roland Garros in three years, and when bad weather first interrupted the match the 10-time champion was in serious trouble with Schwartzman up a break in the second.

The players briefly returned to the court, giving the 32-year-old Spaniard enough time to reel off three straight games, but the rains came again for a second and final time when he was serving for the set.

The match will resume on Thursday with Schwartzman leading 6-4, 3-5 (15-30).

Also, it seems like Rafa’s decision to have his wrists taped between the first and second sets was not because of any injury, but instead to stop his sweat dripping on to the handle of his racket.

Source: AFP


  1. Yay! Rafa has done it within the 2 hours I gave him:) Great response from our champ! Lovely smiles at the net in the end from both.

    And I’m off! I hope Cilic and Delpo tire each other out in 5 sets, with Delpo coming out on top 🙂

    Thank you Rafa!

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