Fans at the 2012 French Open Men's Final were forced to leave the event unfulfilled on Sunday evening at a soggy Roland Garros, as continuous rain halted the title match between No. 1 Novak Djokovic and No. 2 Rafael Nadal in the fourth set.
After seeing Nadal open up a big lead (6-4 in the first set, 5-2 in the second), the two men were forced into their dressing rooms after rain rendered the clay surface unplayable. A brief delay ensued, to which Nadal promptly stole the second set immediately upon getting back on the court . World No. 1 Djokovic responded with a strong third set victory (6-2) over a visibly-annoyed Nadal, who continued to bark at officials about the poor playing conditions to no avail.
As the momentum began to shift with Djokovic leading 2-1 in the fourth set, the match was once again halted by rain. And after determining the best course of action, tennis officials made the call to postpone play until 7:00 am ET Monday morning. With both men clearly frustrated by the situation it will be interesting to see what a night's rest can do for the intensity level in tomorrow's brief finale.
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