French Open 2016, Day 10: Agnieszka Radwanska crashes out before rain suspends play

Play has been suspended for the rest of Tuesday at the French Open because of rain.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 31, 2016 10:38 pm
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Fans were left wet and miserable at a soggy Roland Garros on Tuesday — but not as drenched or depressed as Agnieszka Radwanska after the world number two’s French Open hopes fizzled out following a monumental meltdown against Tsvetana Pironkova.

Live French Open 2016, Day 10 updates:

2230 hrs IST: No more play! IT has been suspended due to rain

2212 hrs IST: The weather is not expected to improve In Paris and French Open organizers have announced that the two first men’s quarterfinals scheduled Tuesday have been postponed.

2205 hrs IST: Second-seeded Andy Murray is now set to take on No. 9-seed Richard Gasquet on Wednesday. Defending champion Stan Wawrinka, who was scheduled to play Albert Ramos-Vinolas, has also been given an extra day off.

2140 hrs IST: Venus-Bacsinszky. Bertens-Keys, & Suarez-Navarro-Putintseva postponed until Wednesday

2110 hrs IST: Here’s the latest on the weather, and rain

2021 hrs IST: Play has been suspended on Court no.1 and Court no.2 as of now

2020 hrs IST: Djokovic-Bautista Agut contest has been suspended due to rain. Djoko leads 4-1 in the third. Officials had a word with both the players, who were cooling off under the umbrella, before they decided to suspend play as of now

2013 hrs IST: Elsewhere, Djokovic leads Bautista Agut 3-1 in the third set

2000 hrs IST: Ferer and Berdych lock horns in a mouth-watering Rd 4 contest

1947 hrs IST: Djokovic with a crucial break, he makes it 1-1 after sealing the second set 6-4

1944 hrs IST: No. 2 seed Radwanska stunned 2-6 6-3 6-3 by world no.102 Pironkova in Rd 4

1941 hrs IST: Pironkova, 5-3 up in the third set, is serving for the match against Radwanska

1939 hrs IST: Djokovic breaks his racquet, twice, and Bautista Agut with a timely break. Djoko 5-4 up

1932 hrs IST: Djokovic with the break, moves 5-4 up in the second. He would now serve for the equaliser

1930 hrs IST: Djokovic powers four shots towards Agut’s backhand then seals the winner with a thundering forehand

1921 hrs IST: Sam Stosur beats Simona Halep 7-6, 6-3! 2014 finalist beaten by 2010 finalist then.

1915 hrs IST: On Court 2, Thiem has won the first set 6-2 and is on serve at 1-2 in the second.

1915 hrs IST: Over on Court 1, Stosur is serving at 4-3 in the deciding third set vs Halep.

1913 hrs IST: Pironkova continues to go without dropping a game today. She’s taken a 3-0 lead against Radwanska.

1913 hrs IST: Play has begun then. It is on serve between Djokovic and Bautista Agut at 2-2.

1847 hrs IST: Djokovic and Bautista Agut held in the corridor before Novak comes across and strolls on the court. Has the racket in hand and does a bit of a Sharapova impersonation before walking off back to the corridor. Boris Becker giving him company while organisers check on the resumption of play. Still raining a wee bit.

1834 hrs IST: Covers slowly coming off. But let’s not rejoice already. *Fingers crossed*

1825 hrs IST: These guys have been heavily involved the past two days and early part of last week.

1819 hrs IST: With each minute wasted and play being interrupted, the chances of the final being taken to Monday become more and more possible. Worth noting that the men’s final has only been played on the third Monday on two occasions – in 1973 and 2012 when Rafael Nadal defeated Djokovic.

1737 hrs IST: And the wait continues… No play till 3 PM local (6.30 PM IST)

1700 hrs IST: No play before 2 PM local (5.30 PM IST)

1615 hrs IST: And once again, play has been suspended. Bautista Agut wins first set 6-3 vs Djokovic; Radwanska, Pironkova are one set all; Stosur up 7-6, 3-2 vs Halep; Thiem is 5-2 up vs Granollers

1612 hrs IST: UPSET IN THE MAKING? Bautista Agut wins first set 6-3 vs Djokovic. Novak broken thrice in the first set, Bautista Agut twice.

1611 hrs IST: Play has been stopped on Suzanne-Lenglen. Continues elsewhere, maybe just to finish off the set. Here it is 5-3 and on Court 2, Thiem is 5-2 up vs Granollers.

1608 hrs IST: This is poor serving from Djokovic. He’s been broken once again. Bautista Agut serving for the first set.

1605 hrs IST: Pironkova wins six games in a row and wins second set 6-3 vs Radwanska.

1604 hrs IST: Droplets continue to fall and we’re continuing for now.

1602 hrs IST: Meanwhile Djokovic has broken Bautista Agut back. And over on Suzanne-Lenglen, Pironkova has won five games in a row. She leads 5-3 vs Radwanska.

1559 hrs IST: Worth keeping in mind that it is still wet and the clay is sticking to the ball which makes the ball heavier.

1559 hrs IST: Djokovic is broken once again. The lob by the Serb isn’t good enough and Bautista Agut puts away the smash to take a 4-2 lead.

1555 hrs IST: Stosur has the first set vs Halep 7-6, a bagel in the tiebreak for the Aussie.

1554 hrs IST: Radwanska has let go of her early advantage in the second set to lose three games in a row to Pironkova.

1550 hrs IST: Bautista Agut breaks Djokovic back to make it 1-1 and in response he holds serve. 1-2 now with Novak serving.

1541 hrs IST: Just a reminder that Halep vs Stosur and Pironkova vs Radwanska are matches to be completed. Radwanska up 6-2, 3-1 and it is 5-5 between Halep and Stosur.

1541 hrs IST: Novak Djokovic starts by breaking Bautista Agut’s serve.

1531 hrs IST: Finally we’re going to get some play.

Philippe-Chatrier: Djokovic vs Bautista Agut

Suzanne Lenglen: Pironkova vs Radwanska

Court 1: Halep vs Stosur

Court 2: Granollers vs Thiem

1517 hrs IST: Yay good news! Rain is going away and play likely to commence soon. The covers slowly but gradually being taken away.

1420 hrs IST: And we start with a dreaded update. No play before 11.30 AM local time (3 PM IST)

BUILD UP: 

No play in Paris after first washout in 16 years

Prolonged heavy rain prevented play from starting on day nine of the French Open. (Source: Reuters)

Persistent rain accompanied by a flood warning washed out the entire day’s play at the French Open on Monday for the first time since 2000, creating a scheduling headache and fuelling a debate about the need for a showcourt roof.

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