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US Open men's final postponed due to rains

Posted By: Samyuktha
US Open
New York, Sep 13: Rain played spoil sport on Sunday, Sep 12 when the US Open men's final between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic was scheduled to take place, forcing the match to be postponed to Monday, Sep 13.

Two hours ahead of the men's final match scheduled to be held at 4:45 pm clouds desended upon the Flushing Meadows. With no end in sight to the rain, the tournament officials were forced to re-shedule the final battle to 4 pm (2000 GMT) on Monday, Sep 13.

“Due to the continued uncertainty of the weather forecast for the remainder of the evening, and with the desire to be fair to the players and to our fans, the US Open men"s single championship will be postponed until Monday (Sep 13)," tournament organisers said in a statement.

The downpour also forced the halt of the women"s doubles final that was nearing completion in Arthur Ashe Stadium.

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Story first published: Monday, September 13, 2010, 10:48 [IST]
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