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Novak Djokovic leads French Open fourth-round match but can’t beat rain

• Rain stops play with world No1 leading Roberto Bautista Agut 3-6 6-4 4-1
• Andy Murray and Richard Gasquet expected to start match on Wednesday

Novak Djokovic’s desperation to beat the wretched weather at this French Open – it has barely stopped raining since Sunday night – at least got him ahead in the third set when his fourth-round match against Roberto Bautista Agut was postponed on Tuesday evening. Andy Murray, meanwhile, could only shuffle his feet back in the queue.

If the forecast for improved weather at the wettest open in 16 years is correct, Murray and Richard Gasquet should be able to start and finish their postponed quarter-final on Wednesday. The defending champion Stan Wawrinka and the unheralded Spaniard Albert Ramos-Viñolas will be similarly encouraged by the cloud prognosis. Others waiting to get on court include Serena Williams against Elina Svitolina, and Venus Williams against Timea Bacsinszky. But the meteorological tipsters have been as accurate this wet week as some political experts at the last General Election.

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