With rain playing spoilsport on Sunday, French Open fourth round action on Monday is going to be filled with superstar clashes left, right and centre.
Roger Federer could not complete his fourth round match against Gale Monfils yesterday, while Maria Sharapova could not even get on court for her match, which means the two superstars will join the likes of Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal in Monday action at Roland Garros.
Federer will want to get off to a fast start against the home favourite Monfils, after the match had to be postponed to today, with both players taking a set each. Federer took the first set 6-3, only to relinquish his advantage in the next with the always-unpredictable-always-entertaining-but-seriously-talented Monfils winning it 6-4.
The fourth round match is nicely poised and the fans should have warmed up to the action by the time these two get on court, as the first match of the day is scheduled to be Maria Sharapova vs Lucie Safarova.
Sharapova has been pretty good in this French Open so far, looking quite capable of defending her title, but she faces a pretty difficult opponent in the shape of the 13th seed Safarova. The Czech has the ability to topple the top seeds, and the Russian will need to be at her fighting best, like she was against Samantha Stosur, to move into the quarterfinals of the French Open.
After yesterday's scheduled matches are done, the other draw of the French Open fourth round will take centre-stage with Serena, Djokovic, Murray and Nadal all featuring.
Serena Williams will take court following Federer's match at the Philippe Chatrier, and the American will be keen on putting up a better performance after her near-fall against Victoria Azarenka in the previous round.
"Even though I lost the first set, I told myself, well, at least I am playing better than I did in my second-round match, because I would have lost so easy had I played that same way," said after her 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 victory over Azarenka.
"I think overall, it was definitely better. It's definitely a step in the right direction. I really want to be here."
Looking to create an upset will be fellow American Sloan Stephens, who has had a tetchy relationship with her more illustrious compatriot in the past, which should make this a tasty fourth round matchup.
Serena Williams vs Sloane Stephens will be followed by Novak Djokovic vs Richard Gasquet, with the world number one showing absolutely no signs of ending a brilliant winning run.
Gasquet has the ability to stop any player on his day, and the Frenchman will have to be at his best, and then some, if he is to even challenge Djokovic, who, at the moment, is looking unstoppable.
Murray and Nadal will be the ones to watch at Suzanne Lenglen, with the Brit also playing another Frenchman in Jeremy Chardy. Nadal has looked quite good in this French Open, and the defending champion will face Jack Sock of the US.
Where to Watch Live
French Open Day 9 Fourth Round Action is scheduled to begin at 2.30 pm IST (11 am CET, 10 am BST, 5 am ET). Live coverage of all the action on Monday will be provided by Neo Sports and Neo Prime in India.
Viewers in Australia can catch all the French Open fourth round action on Fox Sports, while the matches can also be live streamed on Foxtel Play. To listen to the action on Monday, fans from across the world can go to Roland Garros Radio.