French Open: Murray plays Gasquet in quarter-finals

Andy Murray will meet Richard Gasquet in the French Open quarter-finals on Wednesday after the weather in France finally relented.

The match was due to take place on Tuesday but was postponed because of rain in Paris.

The British number one will be on court after matches involving Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic.

Cloudy, dry weather is forecast after two days of rain.

Monday was the tournament’s first washout since 2000, while only two hours of play were possible on Tuesday.

The wet conditions means the fourth round of both the men’s and women’s draw – which organisers hoped to complete on Monday – have spilled over to Wednesday.

Top seed Djokovic is 4-1 up in the third set of his last-16 tie, after sharing the first two with Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut.

Defending champion Williams is yet to begin her own match against 18th seed Elina Svitolina.

The bottom half of both draws will have a significantly less busy second week than those in the top.

One of the players contesting Saturday’s women’s final must play four matches in as many days. However, daily matches are common at women’s tour events.

If Djokovic, Tomas Berdych or David Ferrer advance to the final they will play four matches in five days.

By contrast, Murray and defending champion Stan Wawrinka on the other side of the draw have a route involving playing three over the same period after a two-day rest.

Tournament director Guy Forget said he was not considering pushing the men’s final back a day to Monday, 6 June.

“That’s looking at the really dark scenario. We’re not that bad yet,” he said.