The US Open 2009 tennis results should be the top story of the US Open today. Instead, the US Open 2009 tennis results are in danger of being delayed, thanks to the rain. The climactic US Open 2009 tennis results are supposed to happen this weekend, but now the tournament might be lucky to finish before Monday. The final US Open 2009 men’s quarterfinal match already had to be suspended, and today’s forecast doesn’t look any better for today’s showdowns. As such, the US Open 2009 championship results may have to be pushed back, unless things clear up and unless the US Open schedule can be juggled.
Rafael Nadal and Fernando Gonzalez had their quarterfinal match delayed by rain twice, until it was finally suspended. Nadal was leading one set to none, with a second set tiebreak underway until the rain came. With the US Open 2009 women’s tennis semifinals today, and with more bad rain expected, it will be hard to fit the end of the Nadal-Gonzalez match in today’s schedule.
Serena Williams is supposed to face Kim Clisters today, with Carolina Wozniacki facing Yanina Wickmayer in the second women’s semifinal. This begins a final weekend where the US Open 2009 tennis results head for their thrilling conclusion. Instead, the focus may be more on getting the matches finished during spare dry spells, and getting them all done before Sunday.
There is a 90% chance of rain, making it certain that there will be at least some delays. Whether any tennis will be played at all today is uncertain. Men’s semifinalists Roger Federer, Juan Martin del Potro and Novak Djokovic are also in limbo, hoping they can play on Saturday.
The last tennis major to be this threatened by rain was the 2008 Wimbledon, which had rain delays during the famed Federer-Nadal final. As a result, a retractable roof had to be put on Centre Court the next year. It would likely be more difficult to put a roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium, however – especially since this is the first time rain has been a problem in the whole tournament.
But it finally arrives at the worst time, as the last US Open 2009 tennis results are held hostage to Mother Nature. Will the rush to get things done quickly affect the actual play itself – or is a Serena Williams championship and a Federer-Nadal final still inevitable anyway, no matter when the tournament ends?
If there is US Open tennis to be played, Gonzalez, Clisters, Wozniacki and Wickmayer will try to stop that inevitability – at some point during the day.
ABC News- “Let It Rain: Nadal Gets Much-Needed Injury Timeout” www.abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory
NYTimes.com- “Straight Sets Blog: What to Watch on Friday – Weather Permitting” straightsets.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/09/11/what-to-watch-on-saturday-at-the-us-open/