The Latest: Nadal takes 2nd set as French Open QF resumes

The Latest: Nadal takes 2nd set as French Open QF resumes
The Latest: Nadal takes 2nd set as French Open QF resumes

PARIS (AP) – The Latest on the French Open (all times local):


12:15 p.m.

Play has resumed in the rain-interrupted men’s quarterfinals at Roland Garros, and 10-time champion Rafael Nadal quickly grabbed the second set of his match against Diego Schwartzman.

Nadal needed only two points to even his match at a set apiece.

He was serving for the second set at 5-3, 30-15 after having dropped the first by a 6-4 score when play was halted by a storm on Wednesday evening.

Also back in action after a suspension was the quarterfinal between past U.S. Open champions Marin Cilic and Juan Martin del Potro.

They were at 5-all in a first-set tiebreaker when their match was stopped. But del Potro grabbed the first two points played on Thursday to take that set 7-6 (5).


12 p.m.

Rafael Nadal’s bid for an 11th French Open title continues with the resumption of his rain-interrupted quarterfinal against 11th-seeded Diego Schwartzman of Argentina.

The No. 1-ranked Nadal will be serving for the second set at 5-3, 30-15 when he and Schwartzman return to Court Philippe Chatrier on Thursday.

Schwartzman took the opening set 6-4, ending Nadal’s streak of 37 consecutive completed sets at Roland Garros before rain arrived on Wednesday.

In the other remaining quarterfinal, also suspended on Wednesday, No. 3 Marin Cilic and No. 5 Juan Martin del Potro will resume at 5-all in a first-set tiebreaker.

The women’s semifinals are also on Thursday’s schedule.

No. 1 Simona Halep faces No. 3 Garbine Muguruza, and No. 10 Sloane Stephens meets No. 13 Madison Keys in the first all-American French Open semifinal since 2002.

Stephens beat Keys in last year’s U.S. Open final.


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Spain’s Rafael Nadal serves in light rain just before his quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament against Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman got interrupted for the second time at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Wednesday, June 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)