With cold conditions and heavy balls, Andy Murray is bidding to become the first Briton to win in Paris since 1935.
Serena Williams survived erratic serving and forehands to set up final with Garbine Muguruza who also had her late hiccups to reach her first French Open final.
Andy Murray and Djokovic to meet in men’s singles final; Serena sets up final date with Muguruza. Paes-Hingis lift mixed-doubles title.
Andy Murray will be hoping to advance to the final for the first time after tasting semi-final defeat three times. He faces Stan Wawrinka in the semis.
Novak Djokovic’s racquet slipped from his grasp before it flew into the backwall. Had it hit the line judge, Djokovic would have been disqualified.
Andy Murray set up a semifinal clash against defending champion Stan Wawrinka after his four set win over Richard Gasquet.
Garbine Muguruza who had reached the Wimbledon final last year is through to her first French Open semifinal where she faces Sam Stosur.
French Open organisers, stung by the criticism over the past couple of days, issued a statement defending their stance.
Top seed Djokovic defeated 14th seeded Bautista Agut 3-6, 6-4, 6-1, 7-5 to move into a 28th consecutive Grand Slam
quarter-final and 36th in all.
After two days of consistent rains, Roland Garros had an entire day’s play with backlog somewhat reduced.
Play has been suspended for the rest of Tuesday at the French Open because of rain.
There was no play whatsoever at Roland Garros on Day 9 with rain playing havoc and weather unlikely to improve.
Ninth seed Richard Gasquet next faces world number two Andy Murray, who has beaten him in their four grand slam meetings.
Rafa Nadal was forced to withdraw from the French Open with a wrist injury despite winning the first two rounds.
Defending champion Stan Wawrinka moved into the quarter-finals of French Open 2016 in Paris.