Perhaps under mounting pressure from the top men, the US Open has just issued a revised schedule moving the men’s final from Sunday to Monday at 4pm.
The rain the last two days in New York would have forced players like Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray to play four straight days of five-set matches to win the US Open. Under the revision, the two men’s finalist will have Sunday off before their Monday collision.
Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, who are in quarterfinal matches today, will have Friday off with the semifinal winner enjoying another day off on Sunday.
The men’s and women’s semifinals will both be played on Saturday. The men in the day, the women at night. And the women’s final will now be played Sunday at 4pm.
The US Open says this unprecedented was precipitated by inclement weather, but mismanagement and player dissent over the last few days played a role, as the did the reemergence of Serena Williams who’ll likely be the star Saturday night and Sunday afternoon, prime ratings blocks for CBS.
CBS will televise all five sessions.
REVISED US OPEN WEEKEND SCHEDULE
MEN’S SINGLES QUARTERFINALS (SESSION #20) (12pm)
The remaining Men’s Quarterfinals will be played on Friday, September 9th, with gates opening at 10am. The tickets from the originally cancelled Session #20, Wednesday September 7th night session will now be honored for this rescheduled session.
MEN’S SINGLES SEMIFINALS (SESSION #24) (12pm)
The Men’s Semifinals (Session #24) remains as scheduled for Saturday day, September 10th with gates opening at 10am.
WOMEN’S SINGLES SEMIFINALS (SESSION #23) (8pm)
The Women’s Semifinals (Session #23) originally scheduled for Friday, September 9th are rescheduled to Saturday night, September 10th, with gates opening at 6pm.
WOMEN’S SINGLES FINAL (SESSION #25) (4pm)
The Women’s Final (Session #25) is rescheduled for Sunday, September 11th at 4pm with gates opening at 11am and doubles match TBD.
MEN’S SINGLES FINAL (SESSION #26) (4pm)
The Men’s Final (Session #26) is rescheduled for Monday, September 12th at 4pm with gates opening at 11am with doubles match TBD.
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