NEW YORK – Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will have to wait one more day to find out who wins their first US Open men’s singles title.
After two weeks of sunshine bathed the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, rain arrived at Flushing Meadows Sunday, forcing several matches to be pushed to Monday.
It is the third consecutive year the US Open has concluded on a Monday. Last year, Juan Martin del Potro beat Roger Federer, while Federer defeated Andy Murray for the title in 2008.
Besides the men’s singles championship battle, the women’s doubles final will be completed on Monday. Liezel Huber and Nadia Petrova were leading Vania King and Yaroslava Shvedova 6-2 4-6 5-4 0-15 when rain halted play. The four sat under umbrellas on court for several minutes, hoping the drizzle would stop, before they were sent to the locker room. They never returned to the court.
Also postponed to Monday was the men’s wheelchair singles final between Shingo Kunieda of Japan and Nicolas Peifer of France.
Three titles were decided on Sunday before the rain arrived.
Jack Sock defeated 10th-seeded Denis Kudla 3-6 6-2 6-2 in an all-American battle for the Boys’ singles championship; top-seeded Daria Gavrilova downed fellow Russian Yulia Putintseva 6-3 6-2 in the Girls’ singles final, and Esther Vergeer of the Netherlands won the women’s wheelchair singles, crushing Australia’s Daniela Di Toro 6-0 6-0.