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French Open 2012: Rain Pushes Conclusion Of Men's Final To Monday Morning

The French Open final between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal has been suspended in the fourth set until Monday morning due to rain at Roland Garros Stadium. Djokovic was in the middle of a possible comeback when the players were sent to the locker rooms; roughly an hour later, it was announced that the match would be finished on Monday morning.

After roughly three hours of play, Nadal was leading 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 1-2, but Djokovic was in the midst of a potential rally. Hopefully he'll be able to maintain his rhythm when play resumes at 1 p.m. (7 a.m. EST) on Monday as he looks to become the first man in 43 years to win four consecutive Grand Slam titles.

This is the first time in 39 years that the French Open won't conclude on a Sunday. If Nadal can finish off the victory on Monday, it'll be his record-setting seventh French Open title.

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