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Rain halts Novak's comeback

2012-06-10 19:00

Paris - The French Open men's final between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic was suspended due to rain for a second time on Sunday.

Nadal was leading 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 1-2 when the match referee called the players off court.

Nadal was leading two sets and 2-0 before Djokovic won eight games on the trot to take a 2-0 lead in the fourth set.

Nadal then held serve for 1-2 before the players were told to leave the court.

The players were also off court for 35 minutes during the second set.

With the forecast for the rest of the day looking rather bleak, organisers said they have contingency plans to continue the match on Monday.

The last time the men's final was not completed on Sunday was in 1973, when bad weather did not allow for the showpiece match to be completed until the Tuesday.

AFP

Comments
  • LordJerry007 - 2012-06-10 19:54

    Although Nadal is the undisputed King of clay, but rest assured that the man who rescured two Match points in the last 8... Will win this game... I am up the Bucs, but Tomorrow I am up the Nole

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