Rain suspends Day 6 play in Paris

Persistent rain forced the suspension of play on Day 6 at Roland Garros to end Friday’s third-round action early.

Two of the men’s third round matches were suspended and will be completed on Saturday.

Men’s Suspended third round matches:
Lucas Pouille vs Karen Khachanov: Khachanov leads 6-3, 7-5, 1-1
David Goffin vs Gael Monfils: Goffin leads 6-7(6), 6-3, 3-2

Two women’s singles third round matches did not start on Friday and will be rescheduled for Saturday.

Petra Kvitova’s takes on Anett Kontaveit, and US Open champion Sloane Stephens faces Camila Giorgi.

Earlier in the day, men’s seventh seed Dominic Thiem reached the fourth round with when he beat Italian clay-court specialist Marco Berrettini 6-3, 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-2.

Thiem played well hitting the ball hard to end up claiming the victory fairly easily.

The world number eight will next face Japan’s Kei Nishikori in the last 16.

Italian Marco Cecchinato caused an upset when he downed Spain’s 10th seed Pablo Carreno Busta, who committed 34 unforced errors, 2-6, 7-6(5), 6-3, 6-1.

All Friday’s Day 6 Roland Garros results:

Men’s Third Round Results:

Marco Cecchinato (ITA) bt Pablo Carreno-Busta (ESP x10) 2-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-3, 6-1
Novak Djokovic (SRB x20) bt Roberto Bautista (ESP x13) 6-4, 6-7 (6/8), 7-6 (7/4), 6-2
Fernando Verdasco (ESP x30) bt Grigor Dimitrov (BUL x4) 7-6 (7/4), 6-2, 6-4
Dominic Thiem (AUT x7) bt Matteo Berrettini (ITA) 6-3, 6-7 (5/7), 6-3, 6-2
Kei Nishikori (JPN x19) bt Gilles Simon (FRA) 6-3, 6-1, 6-3
Alexander Zverev (GER x2) bt Damir Dzumhur (BIH x26) 6-2, 3-6, 4-6, 7-6 (7/3), 7-5

Women’s Third Round Results:

Barbora Strycova (CZE x26) bt Katerina Siniakova (CZE) 6-2, 6-3
Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) bt Qiang Wang (CHN) 1-6, 7-5, 6-4
Madison Keys (USA x13) bt Naomi Osaka (JPN x21) 6-1, 7-6 (9/7)
Mihaela Buzarnescu (ROU x31) bt Elina Svitolina (UKR x4) 6-3, 7-5
Daria Kasatkina (RUS x14) bt Maria Sakkari (GRE) 6-1, 1-6, 6-3
Caroline Wozniacki (DEN x2) bt Pauline Parmentier (FRA) 6-0, 6-3

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