Rain came to Roland Garros minutes before the start of the fifth competition day at the French Open on Thursday, having been causing the delay for at least four hours.

Heavy showers intervened Wednesday’s schedule three times. Defending champion Roger Federer met two disruptions, but managed to win his second round match against Colombian Alejandro Falla 7-6(4), 6-2, 6-4.

British fourth seeded Andy Murray grabbed an easy first set win of 6-2 on Wednesday, but since the rain bothered the whole competition schedule, he will have to continue his duel with Argentine Juan Ignacio Chela on Thursday.

The match between China’s top player Li Na and Stephanie Cohen-Aloro was postponed from Wednesday’s last match to Thursday’s first one. But the 11th seed Li and her French opponent are still waiting for the rain to stop. Although Federer said that the delay even helped him to some extent by giving him chances to talk to his coach, he admitted that everybody would love to see matches going on the whole time.

According to the forecast, showers are expected for the weekend with shiny skies expected on Friday.

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