French Open 2012: Men's Final Suspended Until Monday Due To Rain

For the first time in 39 years, the French Open won't conclude on a Sunday. This year's final between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic has been suspended in the middle of the fourth set due to rain, and it's since been announced that the match won't be concluded until Monday.

With Nadal in the lead and Djokovic trying to rally, the players were sent back to the locker rooms once the rain began to get stronger. Roughly an hour later, it was officially announced that play will resume at 1 p.m. (7 a.m. EST) on Monday at Roland Garros Stadium.

After three hours or so, Nadal was leading 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 1-2, but Djokovic was clearly building some momentum. Both men are out looking to accomplish historical feats in the tournament: Nadal is going for a record seventh French Open title while Djokovic can become the first man in 43 years to win four straight Grand Slam titles with a victory.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more comprehensive coverage of the 2012 French Open, please stay tuned to this StoryStream. For lots more on all things tennis, keep checking SB Nation's dedicated tennis hub.

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