U.S. Open Tennis Suspended by Rain Before Start of Federer Match

Play has been suspended for the night at the U.S. Open tennis tournament, pushing Roger Federer’s first-round match to tomorrow.

Rain halted play before the start of the Federer match, and showers and possible thunderstorms are forecast for at least the next three hours.

Federer, a five-time winner at the last Grand Slam tournament of the season, is to play Grega Zemlja of Slovenia in the first round. Their match was the last one scheduled on Day 1 at the National Tennis Center in New York.

Light rain began to fall right after Serena Williams wrapped up a victory at Arthur Ashe Stadium, where the Federer-Zemlja match was scheduled to follow.

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