Courier: Rain kept Djokovic from winning French Open

by: Matt Cronin April 11, 2013

AP Photo

Two time Roland Garros champion and U.S. Davis Cup captain Jim Courier says that if not for a rain delay he believes Novak Djokovic would have beaten Rafael Nadal for the French Open title last June. Play was suspended with Nadal trying to protect a 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 1-2 lead on Sunday, but Nadal came back on Monday and completed a 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5 win contested over two days.

“I think [Djokovic] would have [won Roland Garros] last year but for a rain delay,” Courier said. “Certainly [he] can [this year].”

More Stories

Agnieszka Radwanska wins 19th career title in New Haven without losing a set

The top seed defeated Elina Svitolina, 6-1, 7-6 (3).

At Puerto Rico parade, gold medalist Monica Puig saw island's hope

''I really hope I gave them a lot of confidence moving forward,'' she said about her nation.