Rain stops play with Nadal in trouble against Schwartzman
Paris: Rafael Nadal was in deep trouble when rain interrupted his French Open quarter-final against Argentinian Diego Schwartzman on Wednesday.
The 10-time champion trailed the 11th seed 6-4, 3-2 having just dropped his serve on Court Philippe Chatrier.
The 32-year-old Nadal also had both of his wrists bandaged after the opening set, the first he had lost at the tournament since 2015 after winning 37 in a row. Matches resumed for about 15 minutes following a first rain delay before players were sent back to the locker room.
Rafael Nadal lost the first set but leads 5-3 in the second against Diego Schwartzman. Nadal is serving at 30-15 in the ninth game.
Marin Cilic and Juan Martin del Potro are at 5-5 in a first-set tiebreaker on Court Suzanne Lenglen.
He has only lost two matches at Roland Garros in his career.