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Play starts, then stops again, at rainy US Open

 Workers clear water from the court at Arthur Ashe Stadium during a rain delay at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 201...

US Open Tennis

Workers clear water from the court at Arthur Ashe Stadium during a rain delay at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 201...

Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick and Andy Murray began their fourth-round matches at the U.S. Open on Wednesday after getting an extra day of rest because of rain. Then, about 30 minutes into the action, they stopped again.
A light mist turned into moderate rain and forced the suspension of play, sending second-seeded Nadal back to the locker room trailing Gilles Muller 3-0. No. 21 Roddick led No. 5 David Ferrer 3-1 and Donald Young was up 2-1 against the fourth-seeded Murray.
Another match, No. 28 John Isner against No. 12 Gilles Simon, was moved from one of the show courts onto Court 17, as tournament officials did everything they could to complete the fourth round as soon as possible.
Because rain washed out play Tuesday, the men on the bottom half of the draw were faced with the prospect of having to win four matches in five days to win the tournament.


Updated : 2021-03-07 23:15 GMT+08:00