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French Open day 10: Rain continues to affect play as Novak Djokovic struggles

Published 1742 GMT (0142 HKT) May 31, 2016
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Novak Djokovic took matters into his own hands prior to his rain-affected match against Roberto Bautista-Agut, as the weather continued to disrupt play at the French Open. ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Once play commenced, the world No. 1 didn't have it all his own way against the Spaniard, losing the first set 6-3. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Djokovic was able to find a response to the world No. 16's powerful hitting in the second set, clinching it 6-4. The Serb went on to lead 4-1 in the third set, before rain yet again put a halt to the contest. ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
The biggest shock of the day came when world No. 2 Agnieszka Radwanska was eliminated by Tsvetana Pironkova, who comes in 100 places below the Pole in the world rankings. MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
The Bulgarian had to come from a set down in another rain-disrupted match to advance to the quarterfinals. Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Australian Samantha Stosur, finalist at Roland Garros in 2010, beat sixth seed Simona Halep in straight sets to progress to the quarterfinals. MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
David Goffin finds himself 3-0 down in the first set of his match against Latvian Ernests Gulbis. The No. 12 seed was angered at having to continue playing in the rain, before the match was eventually suspended. Julian Finney/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Dominic Thiem's match against Marcel Granollers is locked at one set-all with the No. 13 seed taking the first set 6-2, before his Spanish opponent claimed the second on a tiebreak and the inevitable deluge ensued to bring the match to a halt. Play was canceled at about 7 p.m. local time. Julian Finney/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images