2019 U.S. Open: Live Updates on a Rainy Wednesday


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Wednesday’s scores: Men | Women

Rain plagued the United States Open on Wednesday, postponing 58 matches on the outside courts. Only matches played in Ashe and Armstrong Stadiums, which have retractable roofs, were finished as scheduled.

The night session is underway with No. 1 Novak Djokovic taking on Juan Ignacio Lóndero on Ashe and No. 2 Ashleigh Barty playing Lauren Davis on Armstrong.

Pay attention to Lauren Davis when she serves. She is one of a handful of tennis players, including John Isner, who use a basketball-style dribble between their legs before serving.

Novak Djokovic was down a break in the first set against Juan Ignacio Lóndero, and came back to win it. He was broken three times in the second set, but won that one too, in a 7-3 tiebreaker. And he did it while wincing through a left shoulder injury.

Novak Djokovic won the first set, 6-4, against Juan Ignacio Lóndero, but not without discomfort. After wincing in pain on two backhands he hit, Djokovic received a medical timeout on his left shoulder after seven games, when he led by 4-3 in the first set.

The trainer came back out to rub Djokovic’s left deltoid after he won the set, but he did not take another full medical timeout.

His serve was broken in the first game of the second set, and then Lóndero held for a 2-0 lead.

Some of the matches on the outside courts at the U.S. Open got underway about six and a half hours late because of two rain delays. But the players were not on court for long. Four matches began, and four games were completed, before it started to rain again.

Shortly after, the U.S.T.A. announced that all matches, except those being played in the roofed Arthur Ashe and Louis Armstrong Stadiums, would be postponed until Thursday. If you had day session tickets on Wednesday, here is the U.S. Open’s policy for inclement weather cancellations.

Playing in Armstrong, Madison Keys closed out a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Zhu Lin at 5:44 p.m. It was only the fifth match to finish all day.

Williams hit several wicked backhands down the line to delight the crowd and showed moments of daring at the net along with several electric serves reminiscent of her more dominant years on tour. But the tireless Svitolina proved too much to overcome.

With rain falling, only two courts were in operation Wednesday: Arthur Ashe Stadium and Armstrong, which have retractable roofs.

Nick Kyrgios looked sharp on the court in his first-round win over Steve Johnson, which ended at 1:12 a.m. on Wednesday. Of course, with Kyrgios nothing comes easy. At his postmatch news conference he was asked about the $113,000 in fines he received from the ATP for his antics at his previous match: a loss to Karen Khachanov at the Cincinnati Masters. He said he was not troubled by the punishment and called the ATP “corrupt.”

The ATP said those comments were under investigation, and Kyrgios issued a clarification on social media later Wednesday.



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