Tennis: Rain pours on Murray US Open parade
NEW YORK (AFP) - Defending US Open champion Andy Murray's impatience over being forced to wait to start his US Open defence deepened on Wednesday when rain brought a four-hour suspension to the schedule.
Third seed Murray was already slated to play his first match almost 48 hours after second seed Rafael Nadal, viewed as the most likely contender to triumph this year, started his campaign.
However, his scheduled 7pm (7am Singapore time) start on the Arthur Ashe Stadium was likely to be pushed back because of the suspension, caused by a combination of rain and the threat of lightning.
By late afternoon, only five of the scheduled 34 singles had been completed before organisers then postponed eight women's second-round singles matches and 20 doubles matches until Thursday.