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Live Reporting

By Alex Bysouth and Michael Emons

All times stated are UK

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  1. Back tomorrow

    That is where this live page will end for today. Remember to join us at 11:00 BST tomorrow for the conclusion to two well-poised quarter-finals.

    We will have live commentary of the rest of the Rafael Nadal v Diego Schwartzman match on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and then the semi-final between Simona Halep and Garbine Muguruza.

    This is tomorrow's schedule on Court Philippe-Chatrier.

    Roland Garros

    Thank you for joining us today and for all your comments. Until next time, bye for now.

  2. Rain halts Nadal quarter-final fightback - read the report

    Jonathan Jurejko

    BBC Sport at Roland Garros

    Top seed Rafael Nadal will resume his fight to stay in the French Open on Thursday after his quarter-final against Argentina's Diego Schwartzman was called off because of rain.

    The Spaniard, aiming for a record-extending 11th title at Roland Garros, trailed the 11th seed 6-3 3-5 when play was abandoned for the day.

    The match was delayed for an hour before resuming at 17:28 BST in Paris.

    However, further rain came and the players had to leave the court again.

    Roland Garros
  3. Today's scores

    So, this is how it stands in the men's quarter-finals...

    • Rafael Nadal 4-6 5-3 Diego Schwartzman
    • Marin Cilic 6-6 (5-5 in the tie-break) Juan Martin del Potro

    Earlier on, there were the last two women's quarter-finals and these were the scores...

    • Garbine Muguruza 6-2 6-1 Maria Sharapova
    • Simona Halep 6-7 6-3 6-2 Angelique Kerber
  4. Back under way at 11:00 BST tomorrow

    Jonathan Jurejko

    BBC Sport at Roland Garros

    Nadal and Schwartzman will resume what was a gripping last-eight match at 12:00 CET (11:00 BST) tomorrow.

    Russell Fuller
  5. 'Adverse weather conditions'

    Roland Garros
  6. 'Rain delay'

    *Rafael Nadal 4-6 5-3 Diego Schwartzman

    "We continue tomorrow," says Diego Schwartzman, who will go to bed with a one-set lead over Rafael Nadal in the quarter-finals of the French Open.

    Diego's had worse days.

    Diego Schwartzman
  7. 'More rain forecast'

    Jonathan Jurejko

    BBC Sport at Roland Garros

    All over. No play possible today with more rain forecast to arrive. Start again tomorrow...

  8. BreakingPlay suspended for the day

    That last tweet from Roland Garros (see 18:26) was encouraging, hinting that play would be back on soon.

    But bad news, that's your lot for the day with the quarter-finals between Rafael Nadal v Diego Schwartzman and Marin Cilic v Juan Martin del Potro to be restarted tomorrow.

    Russell Fuller
  9. Post update

    Jonathan Jurejko

    BBC Sport at Roland Garros

    A slow clap from the Chatrier crowd, albeit a very small one, as 7:30pm arrives without a further announcement.

    We had groundstaff brushing water off the court at the stage in the previous rain delay. I think the signs are ominous for further play...

  10. Post update

    Tournament organisers say there will no play before 19:30 (18:30 BST), but that's only five minutes away so it won't be long now. Hopefully.

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  11. Post update

    *Nadal 4-6 5-3 Schwartzman

    Get your Can-Can (?!*) on... and let's see this rain off.

    *The only French dance I could think of due to my limited knowledge of both France and dancing.

  12. Post update

    Jonathan Jurejko

    BBC Sport at Roland Garros

    The clock has ticked past 7:15pm and the covers are still on...

  13. Get Involved #bbctennis

    *Rafael Nadal 4-6 5-3 Diego Schwartzman

    Anonymous: Whether we like to admit it or not, us Brits love an underdog. I reckon a lot of people can't help but will on Schwartzman because we love a good shock! (Unless its Andy of course).

  14. 'It has brightened up'

    Jonathan Jurejko

    BBC Sport at Roland Garros

    No play until 7:15pm local time, the players have been informed. A sunny interval is apparently winging its way to Paris, first-class delivery.

    It has brightened up actually. I think I've got deja vu.

    Diego Schwatzman
  15. No play for at least 15 minutes

    The official Twitter feed for Roland Garros has said that play will not restart before 19:15 local time (18:15 BST), so now might be a good time to get some snacks.

    Roland Garros
  16. Post update

    The courts around Roland Garros are filling up like little orange swimming pools, covers firmly on though... we'll keep you updated as soon as we hear when the players are due back on Philippe-Chatrier.

    Fingers crossed.

  17. Post update

    Of course, we'll bring you any weather-related news from Paris as soon as we have it...

  18. Post update

    Jonathan Jurejko

    BBC Sport at Roland Garros

    Rafa thought he was going to see the set out before heading back inside. Schwartzman thought otherwise, marching over towards the umpire after that brilliant backhand.

    The umpire looked at another Roland Garros official to his left, grimaced and knowingly shook his head.

    A bit like Gary Lineker towards Bobby Robson when Gazza had been booked in the 1990 World Cup semi-final. No pointing to the eye though.

    Rafael Nadal
  19. Cilic v Del Potro stops during tie-break

    Marin Cilic 6-6 (5-5 in the tie-break) Juan Martin del Potro

    And we stop as well on Court Suzanne-Lenglen. The delay comes right in the middle of a first-set tie-break, with it being 5-5 between Maric Cilic and Juan Martin del Potro.

  20. Play suspended

    *Nadal 4-6 5-3 Schwartzman

    Well, that return to Court Philippe-Chatrier didn't last long, but in that time the match has completely changed in Rafa Nadal's favour, you would think...

    The players leave the court for the second time today. The rain looking heavier this time.

    Rafael Nadal