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French Open 2012: Nadal vs. Djokovic Rain Delay and Weather Update

Credit: Shane Lambert
Credit: Shane Lambert
Shane LambertAnalyst IIJune 10, 2012

The 2012 French Open has not been overly impacted by poor weather, however, the men's final has experienced delays. At the time of this writing, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are off the court as they each are waiting out a lengthy delay due to rain in the region.

The most recent rain delay came with Djokovic down a set, however, the Serb had some momentum. After losing the first two sets, he charged back in the third set and at the time of the delay, he was up a break in the fourth set serving at 2-1.

That could mean Nadal is in for a fifth set if he wishes to capture his seventh French Open title but you have to wonder how long the rain delay will be in place.

According to the WeatherNetwork.com, showers are expected overnight in Paris, isolated showers are expected on Monday morning and Monday afternoon features a chance of thundershowers. For an updated forecast, click here: Paris weather forecast according to WeatherNetwork.com.

If the final is not resumed until Monday, it would be a disappointing end to the 2012 French Open as many tennis fans may have to miss the conclusion of the clay court slam due to other obligations (ie. work). Even if the match were to resume on Sunday, it would not guarantee a conclusion, especially if the match went to five sets as it is already late into the evening in the French capital city.

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