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Nadal resumes rain-hit quarter-final against Schwartzman

Croatia's Marin Cilic reacts during his quarter final match against Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro that was suspended due to rain with the score level at 5-5 in the first set

Rafa Nadal will resume his rain-interrupted French Open quarter-final against Argentine Diego Schwartzman on Thursday, with the defending champion trailing by a set.

Nadal, who lost the opening set 6-4, fought back to lead 5-3 in the second before rain forced the suspension of the match on Court Philippe Chatrier.

Marin Cilic and Juan Martin del Potro also resume their last-eight clash on Court Suzanne Lenglen, locked at 5-5 in the first set tiebreak.

World number one Simona Halep, chasing her first Grand Slam title, will take on 2016 champion Garbine Muguruza in the first women’s semi-final.

Americans Madison Keys and Sloane Stephens square off in the other last-four match, a repeat of last year’s U.S. Open final.

Order of play on the main showcourts (times GMT, prefix numbers denote seeding):

Court Philippe Chatrier (play starts at 1000)

1-Rafa Nadal (Spain) v 11-Diego Schwartzman (Argentina) -Schwartzman leads 6-4 3-5.
Not before 1300

1-Simona Halep (Romania) v 3-Garbine Muguruza (Spain)
13-Madison Keys (U.S.) v 10-Sloane Stephens (U.S.)

Court Suzanne Lenglen (play starts at 1000)
3-Marin Cilic (Croatia) v 5-Juan Martin del Potro (Argentina) – match tied 6-6 (5-5)

Mixed doubles – final
1-Gabriela Dabrowski (Canada)/Mate Pavic (Croatia) v 2-Latisha Chan (Taiwan)/Ivan DODIG (Croatia).

Men’s doubles – semi-final
8-Nikola Mektic (Croatia)/Alexander Peya (Austria) v 6-Pierre-Hugues Herbert (France)/Nicolas Mahut (France)

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