Paris rain clouds gather to disrupt French Open

Mae Harvey
June 6, 2019

But Djokovic broke for 5-3 and never looked back en route to a 6-3 6-2 6-2 victory in one hour and 33 minutes in light drizzle.

"I'm really confident with my serve".

"So I feel like they have this feeling all the time when they play with someone better ranked".

Play has been canceled for the day at the French Open because of heavy rain.

Halep now faces an an even younger player in 17-year-old American Amanda Anisimova, who defeated Spanish qualifier Aliona Bolsova 6-3 6-0 on Monday.

The Serbian, on course to hold all four Grand Slam titles simultaneously, has yet to drop a set this year and described the last two sets against Struff as "perfect". The first quarter-finals had been completed on Tuesday with 11-time champion Rafael Nadal setting up a Friday semi-final against old rival Roger Federer.

Paire, the world number 38 who was trying to make the quarter-final of a Slam for the first time, was eventually undone by 15 double faults and 79 unforced errors. Rafa Nadal goes in search of his 12th French Open title but don't count out Novak Djokovic.

The Spaniard, celebrating his 33rd birthday today, has won all four of their meetings on clay.

The forecast at the start of the day was for persistent rain and at the scheduled 1pm United Kingdom start time on the main show courts, play was unable to get underway.

Since then, however, the 27-year-old has looked in superb form, dropping four games in her last two matches.

French hopes in the singles were extinguished as Gael Monfils was handed a claycourt lesson in a three-set defeat by last year's runner-up Dominic Thiem of Austria.

American 14th seed Madison Keys reached the quarter-finals for the second successive year with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Katerina Siniakova, the conqueror of U.S. and Australian Open victor Osaka.

Top seed and defending champion Novak Djokovic continued his untroubled progress as he beat Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff 6-3 6-2 6-2 to reach a 10th successive quarter-final at Roland Garros - the first man to achieve that feat.

Despite his high ranking and the fact he made the last eight here a year ago, Zverev had never beaten a top-20 player at a slam, while this was his first victory over a top-20 player in what has been a tough season until now. "So I was ready for that, but it was much better than I thought".

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