Rain, Rain, Go Away, We've Still Got 4 Rounds to Play

It's raining, it's pouring, Roger Federer is probably snoring. 3 matches started Wednesday, and each only played about 3 games before the rain hit Ashe, Armstrong and the Grandstand courts. Roddick is up an early break on Ferrer 3-1, Young is on serve with Murray 2-1, and Gilles Müller got out to a quick start against Nadal 3-0. Play is stopped, but the forecast looks like it may stop raining soon, meaning play should resume soon.

4 fourth-round matches completed on Monday, Federer Fedominated Juan Monaco in the night match 6-1 6-2 6-0, right before the rain came. Novak Djokovic, after a long first set tiebreak, crushed Alexandr Dolgopolov 7-6 (14), 6-4, 6-2. Jo-Willy Tsonga took out the #1 ranked American Mardy Fish in a tight match 6-4 6-7(5) 3-6 6-4 6-2. Janko Tipsarevic reached his first Grand Slam Quarterfinal, defeating former world #1 Juan Carlos Ferrero 7-5 6-7(3) 7-5 6-2. He'll face Djokovic in the Quarters, Federer will play the man who knocked him out of Wimbledon: Jo-Willy Tsonga.

Isner-Simon didn't start, but will before the end of the day, we hope. If play is cancelled today, the men playing today would have to play an unheard of 5 matches in 5 days. This leads to the discussion of putting at least one roof on the site, more than likely on Arthur Ashe Stadium (Biggest tennis stadium in the world). Unfortunately for the USTA, Players, and fans, the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center is built on a landfill, which former player and current ESPN analyst pointed out on twitter "

Brad Gilbert

@bgtennisnation Brad Gilbert

Everybody is asking about a roof i am sure they must be looking into it but this place ison land fill and we are least 3 years away from it"

The Rain delays have respected tennis journalists finding ways to pass the time, Steve Tignor, Tennis.com and ESPN.com writer, put this on twitter:

@SteveTignor Steve Tignor

"Current: The Mock Cramps, the Rain Delays, The Infamous Eggs, The Roofless Wonder #tennisbandnames."

Update: just got an update from ESPN on my phone, Play will resume, not before 3:15 though.

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