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SportThe Latest: Rain suspends Djokovic-Thiem French semifinal

16:00  08 june  2019
16:00  08 june  2019 Source:   ap.org

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal set French Open semifinal clash

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal set French Open semifinal clash Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will face each other for the first time since 2017.

The Latest at the French Open: Novak Djokovic has reached the French Open semifinals . Organizers say they moved the matches to those courts in order to "give as many fans as possible the opportunity to attend" after rain washed out all of Wednesday's play.

Novak Djokovic 's Roland Garros semi - final clash with Dominic Thiem was halted by rain during the third set on Friday, after strong winds had also played havoc with the match. Austrian fourth seed Thiem led 6-2, 3-6, 3-1 against the world number one when the players left Court Philippe Chatrier.

The Latest: Rain suspends Djokovic-Thiem French semifinal© The Associated Press Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts after missing a shot against Austria's Dominic Thiem during the men's semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Saturday, June 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

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

2:25 p.m.

The semifinal between Novak Djokovic and Dominic Thiem is being suspended by rain during the fifth set.

Thiem leads 4-1 in the fifth.

The match had already been suspended early in the third set due to rain on Friday, before resuming on Saturday.

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9 a.m.

Novak Djokovic's 26-match Grand Slam winning streak is on the line when he and Dominic Thiem resume their rain-suspended French Open semifinal.

Rain won't go away at Roland Garros, delaying quarterfinals

Rain won't go away at Roland Garros, delaying quarterfinals A steady rain delayed the start of play in the last two French Open women's quarterfinals for at least two hours. Defending champion Simona Halep was scheduled to face 17-year-old Amanda Anisimova of the United States and No. 8 Ash Barty was supposed to meet No. 14 Madison Keys.

Novak Djokovic 's Roland Garros semi - final clash with Dominic Thiem was halted by rain during the third set on Friday, after strong winds had also played havoc with the match.

PARIS — Novak Djokovic was back within striking range of his first French Open title on Thursday after a 6-3, 7-5, 6-3 victory over Tomas Berdych. As Djokovic recovered in the locker room and prepared to face the rising Austrian Dominic Thiem in the semifinals , one of Djokovic ’s coaches

They are slated to open Saturday's schedule in Court Philippe Chatrier at Roland Garros.

Thiem was ahead 6-2, 3-6, 3-1 when play was halted Friday night. The winner will face 11-time champion Rafael Nadal in Sunday's final.

After Djokovic-Thiem concludes, No. 8 seed Ash Barty of Australia will face unseeded 19-year-old Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic for the women's championship.

It is the first Grand Slam final for either player.

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The Latest: Rain suspends Djokovic-Thiem French semifinal
The Latest: Rain suspends Djokovic-Thiem French semifinal
The Latest: Rain suspends Djokovic-Thiem French semifinal
The Latest: Rain suspends Djokovic-Thiem French semifinal
The Latest: Rain suspends Djokovic-Thiem French semifinal
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