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Originally published on 06/06/17 00:00

The French Open’s first set of quarter-finals were stopped and started due to heavy downpours and high winds. With little space to hide from the rain, the crowd were getting well and truly soaked.

Jelena Ostapenko and Timea Bacsinszky did manage to secure their places in the semi-finals, but the men's quarter-finals were postponed after a frustrating day at Roland Garros.

Meanwhile, off the court…

 

Family time

After a shaky start to the tournament, Andy Murray’s remarkable turnaround has got the British fans excited at the possibility of the Scotsman taking home the Roland Garros trophy for the first time ever. 

But while Murray’s revived form has got the attention of French Open fans, it seems his 16-month-old daughter, Sophia, is less than impressed at her father’s chosen career.

Asked in an interview with Eurosport about whether Sophia would be following in the world No.1’s footsteps, the Scot explained how it’s not looking likely thus far.

He said: “I have a video on my phone where I have a little mini racket which I tried to give to her and she literally grabbed it, kind of looked at it and just walked over and put it straight in the bin. So I'm not sure she's going to be into it so much. But it's great my family's here.”

Kim, Murray’s wife, and Sophia are both in Paris at the French Open.

Andy Murray's team cheer him on in his third round match against Juan Martin Del Potro

 

Berdych and coach go their separate ways

On Monday, Tomas Berdych parted company with his coach Goran Ivanisevic, having only brought the 2001 Wimbledon champion on board in August 2016.

The pair parted just days after Berdych was eliminated from the French Open in the second round by the 21-year-old Russian, Karen Khachanov. He lost 7-5 6-4 6-4.

Under Ivanisevic’s guidance, the Czech player dropped from No.8 to No.14, leaving the top 10 for the first time since 2010. Berdych, who reached a career-high ranking of No.4 in May 2015, is yet to win a Grand Slam title.

"Goran and I will not be working together anymore," Berdych said. "I enjoyed the ride, and we will remain great friends. Wish him all the best in the future, and I am committed to go after my goals with current team."

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