U.S. Open Takes Unseemly Backseat to Football

U.S. Open Takes Unseemly Backseat to Football

For the fifth consecutive year, the 2012 U.S. Open men's final was contested on a Monday due to the rain that has now become the annual rite of the tennis fortnight in Gotham. This was a source of tremendous outrage from the top players - especially the men - who complained again about the always controversial scheduling of the U.S. Open, where the men are required to play the semifinals and finals on successive days (the women also play those rounds on consecutive days, albeit in a far less grueling fashion being that women only play two-of-three set matches).

Well now, finally, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) has listened to the grievances of the top pros and has decided to instill a small degree of sanity into its scheduling; the organization that runs the U.S. Open has, at long last, scheduled a day of rest between the semifinals and finals for both the men and women for the tournament in 2013.

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