Published: Wednesday September 5, 2012 MYT 9:29:00 AM
Updated: Wednesday September 5, 2012 MYT 9:44:26 AM
Play suspended for remainder of night at US Open
NEW YORK: US Open officials suspended play for the remainder of the day on Tuesday night after rain forced players off the court for the fourth time since matches began in the morning. - AFP
Rain returns at US Open
NEW YORK: Rain halted play for the fourth time Tuesday at the US Open with former champions Andy Roddick and Juan Martin Del Potro in a first-set tie-breaker in their fourth-round match.
Roddick won the first point of the tie-breaker before rain made conditions unsafe to continue on Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Prior rain delays have lasted for about 75 minutes, 88 minutes and three hours.
Two other men's fourth-round matches were also halted with Serbian defending champion Novak Djokovic leading Stanislas Wawrinka 2-0 and Serbian eighth seed Janko Tipsarevic leading Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber 5-2.
In the only completed women's match, top seed Victoria Azarenka of Belarus beat defending champion Samantha Stosur of Australia 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (7/5) in a quarter-final.
French 11th seed Marion Bartoli led Russian third seed Maria Sharapova 4-0 when their match was suspended and US Open officials postponed the resumption until Wednesday.
The only men's match to be completed was Spanish fourth seed David Ferrer downing France's Richard Gasquet 7-5, 7-6 (7/2), 6-4 in a fourth-round match. - AFP