Rain pushes Nadal, Djokovic quarter-finals back to Wednesday

Rain pushes Nadal, Djokovic quarter-finals back to Wednesday

Nadal, 31, is looking to become the first man to win 10 titles at a single Grand Slam event.

So after her title defense ended with a 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 loss to 13th-seeded Kristina Mladenovic at a packed and rowdy Court Suzanne Lenglen on a surprise-filled Sunday that left zero past Grand Slam champions in the women's field, Muguruza walked toward the locker room while wagging a finger toward the stands, as if to say, "Tsk, tsk!"

On his way to winning the tournament, he knocked Thiem out in a commanding straight sets victory, 6-2, 6-1, 6-4.

Wozniacki became the first woman through to the quarter-finals as the Danish 11th seed dumped out Kuznetsova 6-1, 4-6, 6-2. On Tuesday, he'll face No. 20 Pablo Carreno Busta.

And a first career win against a top-10 ranked opponent will be rewarded with a meeting against nine-time champion Nadal.

Thiem took just seven games in a semifinal with Djokovic in Paris last season, but he looks to be playing at a different level than he did last spring-or even two weeks ago.

The Serb needed 75 minutes to clinch the opening set but then outclassed the 19th seed to set up a showdown with Dominic Thiem.

But any fears he might have had were unfounded.

He finished Ramos-Vinolas off with a crosscourt forehand victor on his first match point.

Djokovic has all the running against Thiem, but in the grand scheme of things, it's Thiem's time to shine and he will put some strong form to good use.

Japan's eighth seed Kei Nishikori survived a scare to beat unseeded South Korean Hyeon Chung in five sets.

Chung quickly forced the contest into a fifth set as play resumed on Sunday, but the world number 67 double faulted on match point to gift Nishikori a 7-5, 6-4, 6-7 (4/7), 0-6, 6-4 victory.

He said: "I think the rain helps me a lot, because I was really down in the fourth set and mentally I wasn't ready".

"Of course, it's good to have conserved your energy, but for Thiem I think I'd have liked to see him answer a few more questions", the Swede, in Paris as a presenter for Eurosport's daily flagship show "Game, Set and Mats", told Reuters.

Mladenovic broke down in tears during her post-match speech to the crowd, telling her supporters: "The courage and the force you give me is just unimaginable".

That is one more than his best-ever record over four rounds, set here in 2012.

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