Rafael Nadal was two points from been at a set apiece in his intriguing French Open quarterfinal yesterday before the match was suspended because of rain.
The Spaniard who is the 10-time champion at Roland Garros would be geared up to reach a Grand Slam semifinal for the first time against 11th-seeded Diego Schwartzman.
When they return to the stadium, Nadal will be serving at 5-3, 30-15 in the second set. Schwartzman took the opener 6-4, ending Nadal’s streak of winning 37 consecutive completed sets at the clay-court major. During the ensuing changeover, left-handed Nadal was treated by a trainer, who applied white tape to both of the No. 1-ranked Spaniard’s wrists.
In the other remaining quarterfinal, which will continue Thursday at Court Suzanne Lenglen, No. 3 Marin Cilic and No. 5 Juan Martin del Potro were at 5-all in a first-set tiebreaker when the play-ending shower came.