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French Open washout toughens Novak Djokovic’s path towards title

• First time in 16 years that a day’s play at Roland Garros is rained off
• World No1 will now have to win four matches in six days to triumph

When rain wiped out day nine of the French Open, Novak Djokovic was left with the heightened challenge of winning four matches in six days to lift La Coupe des Mousquetaires for the first time.

Indeed, if the weather forecast for Tuesday pans out, the tournament might yet lose two complete days before the scheduled men’s final on Sunday.

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