No play at French Open on Monday because of rain

• First time in 16 years that day’s play at Roland Garros is a washout
• Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams due to compete in fourth-round

No play was possible at the French Open on Monday because of rain. It is the first time since the same day 16 years ago that not a single ball has been hit for a whole day at Roland Garros.

The tournament has been blighted by poor weather this year but there have been enough dry spells to keep things broadly on schedule. That changed on Monday as rain delayed the start of play and, with the forecast poor for the rest of the day, organisers decided to cancel all play at 1.40pm local time.

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