French Open suffers first washout in 16 yrs, play for Monday cancelled

  • AFP, Paris
  • Updated: May 30, 2016 17:56 IST
A man uses an umbrella at the central court as rain falls at Roland Garros. (REUTERS)

The French Open suffered its first complete washout since 2000 on Monday when all scheduled matches were cancelled due to heavy rain, organisers announced.

The tournament made the announcement through its official Twitter account.

Eight round of 16 matches plus two more which had already been held over from Sunday night will now be played on Tuesday.

Three quarter-finals are also due to take place on Tuesday -- Andy Murray against Richard Gasquet and defending champion Stan Wawrinka in the men’s event while Shelby Rogers was to face Garbine Muguruza in the women’s singles.

Play had been set to get underway at 11:00 local time (09:00 GMT) but was eventually called off just before 14: 00 local time (12:00 GMT).

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