Nadal resumes rain-hit quarterfinal against Schwartzman

Nadal, who lost the opening set 6-4, fought back to lead 5-3 in the second before rain forced the suspension of the match on Court Philippe Chatrier.

World number one Rafael Nadal   -  Getty Images

Rafa Nadal will resume his rain-interrupted French Open quarterfinal against Argentine Diego Schwartzman on Thursday, with the defending champion trailing by a set.

Nadal, who lost the opening set 6-4, fought back to lead 5-3 in the second before rain forced the suspension of the match on Court Philippe Chatrier.

Marin Cilic and Juan Martin del Potro also resume their last-eight clash on Court Suzanne Lenglen, locked at 5-5 in the first set tiebreak.

World number one Simona Halep, chasing her first Grand Slam title, will take on 2016 champion Garbine Muguruza in the first women's semifinal.

Americans Madison Keys and Sloane Stephens square off in the other last-four match, a repeat of last year's U.S. Open final.

Order of play on the main showcourts

Court Philippe Chatrier (play starts at 1000)

Quarterfinals:

1-Rafa Nadal (Spain) v 11-Diego Schwartzman (Argentina) -Schwartzman leads 6-4 3-5.

Semifinals:

1-Simona Halep (Romania) v 3-Garbine Muguruza (Spain)

13-Madison Keys (U.S.) v 10-Sloane Stephens (U.S.)

Court Suzanne Lenglen (play starts at 1000)

Quarterfinals:

3-Marin Cilic (Croatia) v 5-Juan Martin del Potro (Argentina) - match tied 6-6 (5-5)

Mixed doubles - final

1-Gabriela Dabrowski (Canada)/Mate Pavic (Croatia) v 2-Latisha Chan (Taiwan)/Ivan DODIG (Croatia).

Men's doubles - semifinal

8-Nikola Mektic (Croatia)/Alexander Peya (Austria) v 6-Pierre-Hugues Herbert (France)/Nicolas Mahut (France)