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U.S. Open: Two Wednesday quarterfinals canceled

September 7, 2011 |  1:15 pm

Two men's quarterfinals scheduled for Wednesday at the U.S. Open have been officially taken off the schedule.

Top-seeded Novak Djokovic against 20th-seeded Janko Tipsarevic, the all-Serbian quarterfinal, which was to be the second match in Arthur Ashe Stadium, and the match between third-seeded Roger Federer and 11th-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, which was to have been the second night match in Arthur Ashe (after Serena Williams versus Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova), have been canceled.

After Tuesday's entire slate was rained out, there also hasn't been a match completed yet on Wednesday. Play started at 12:34 p.m. with defending champion Rafael Nadal trailing Gilles Muller, 3-0, 15-0; Andy Roddick leading David Ferrer, 3-1, and Donald Young ahead of Andy Murray, 2-1.

Roddick and Nadal were unhappy about going out at all this morning. A spokesman for the United States Tennis Assn. said weather forecasts had indicated a two-hour, rain-free window but that the mist that never stopped did not show up on radar.

The drying machines are back out in Arthur Ashe Stadium now but the fans waiting in the stands have umbrellas up.


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-- Diane Pucin, reporting from New York

Photo: Workers try to dry the court at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York on Wednesday. Credit: Mike Groll / Associated Press