Rafael Nadal was fighting back against an inspired Diego Schwartzman when rain brought an end to the day’s play at the French Open on Wednesday.
The Argentine 11th seed moved 6-4 3-2 up with a break of serve on Court Philippe-Chatrier, ending 10-time champion Nadal’s run of 37 straight sets at Roland Garros.
With Nadal requiring a medical timeout to have his wrists strapped, a major shock appeared possible, but the Spaniard was able to claw his way back into a 5-3 lead either side of a first rain delay, before a second downpour ended the action on day 11.
The world No.1 will resume two points from levelling the match at 5-3, 30-15, on serve when the action gets under way again on Thursday.
On Court Suzanne Lenglen, third seed Marin Cilic and fifth seed Juan Martin del Potro were locked at 5-5 in the first-set tiebreak when play ended.
Cilci had fended off six break points to give himself an opportunity of taking the set in the tiebreak.
— diego schwartzman (@dieschwartzman) June 6, 2018
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