September 06, 2011
This is the current Wednesday forecast for New York (as of 5:45 p.m ET on Tuesday). Could two straight days of washouts be in the offing for the U.S. Open?
The Wednesday schedule is an embarrassment of riches for tennis fans. Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick and the Andy Murray-Donald Young match are all scheduled for 11 a.m. ET and Rafa, Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams and Roger Federer will play in successive matches at Arthur Ashe Stadium. The best women's match of the round, Caroline Wozniacki vs. Andrea Petkovic, is on Armstrong. Roddick is playing on the court, too, for the first time in nine years. (He's been exclusively on Ashe since then.) Murray-Young is on Grandstand!
How crazy is the schedule? A mixed-doubles match involving Jack Sock and Melanie Oudin originally scheduled Tuesday for Ashe is all the way out on Court 11. Or maybe that's just a sign of how ridiculous it is that said match was scheduled for Ashe in the first place.
We all may have to wait until Thursday, though. And if that nightmare scenario happens for the USTA, we could be looking at a Monday men's final for the fourth consecutive year.
Whenever play does get underway, it's going to be a jam-packed 12 hours of tennis. Good thing we all have ESPN2 and the Tennis Channel to watch all the action!
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