Nadal trailing Schwartzman as rain intervenes

Nadal trailing Schwartzman as rain intervenes

Rafael Nadal will resume his quarter-final against Argentina's Diego Schwartzman on Friday still trailing by a set after rain forced the suspension of play.

Nadal's last win after losing the opening set came against Novak Djokovic in the 2014 final.

Play continued though, with the set following a similar pattern to the first, as Nadal broke back before dropping his serve to 15.

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Another rain delay sent the players off court and shortly afterwards play was suspended for the day.

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Nadal also called for a medical time-out at the end of the first set to receive some treatment on both of his wrists.

On Suzanne-Lenglen, Marin Cilic's last-eight tie with Juan-Martin Del Potro failed to burst into life until the ninth game, when the Croatian saved three break points before eventually holding, and did likewise in his next service game before taking the set to a tiebreak - which was locked at 5-5.

Though Nadal hit back to level for 2-2, the plucky Argentinian broke again with a thumping forehand to regain control.

A rain delay before the 11th seed could cement the break would turn the set on its head - and after a half-hour break, Nadal won three games in a row, only interrupted when the poor weather returned with the top seed two points from levelling the match.

Nadal, who turned 32 on Sunday, fired 39 winners as he completed the victory in two hours and 30 minutes to set up a match with Argentine Diego Schwartzman, who had earlier beaten Kevin Anderson.

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