Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic were locked in a tight French Open final duel yesterday when rain caused a suspension until Monday.

Nadal, chasing a record seventh Roland Garros title, was leading 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 1-2 when play was halted for a second and final time at 6:50 pm local time with conditions on Philippe Chatrier Court becoming increasingly treacherous.