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Rafael Nadal rained out mid-match at French Open, will resume play Tuesday

Spain’s Rafael Nadal during his rained out first round match against Italy’s Simone Bolelli. 

French Open favorite Rafael Nadal will have to wait until Tuesday to wrap up his unexpectedly tight match against lucky loser Simone Bolelli, as Monday night’s play in Paris was suspended due to thunderstorms.

Spain’s Nadal, a 10-time French Open champion, had won the first two sets 6-4 and 6-3, but Italy’s Bolelli was up 3-0 on Nadal in the third set before the match was postponed around 8 p.m. at Philippe Chatrier court.

Barring another delay, the pair will finish up play Tuesday before Serena Williams and Kristyna Pliskova take the court.


Among the other matches suspended was one between Americans John Isner and Noah Rubin, in which Isner leads two sets to none; three other men’s matches were suspended. The only affected women’s match was between Maria Sharapova and Richèl Hogenkamp, who had yet to play Monday night, so their match in its entirety is rescheduled for Tuesday.

Paris weather reports for Tuesday again predict rain in the afternoon.