The US Open tennis 2010 schedule and final isn’t done yet. But the US Open tennis 2010 schedule usually has a Monday final, as US Open tennis was rained out on a Sunday for the third straight year. The men’s final between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic is expected to end on time today, however. When it does, Nadal will either have his career Grand Slam, or Djokovic will complete an eye-opening extended weekend. So once again, the US Open tennis 2010 schedule has its final match set to go this afternoon.
Instead of watching the championship match yesterday, fans saw a replay of the Federer-Djokovic semifinal thriller. Rain had struck Flushing Meadows, and did not let up in time to get the last match started. This is fairly common for the tournament, as this happened in 2008 and 2009 as well.
Therefore, the US Open tennis 2010 final match is scheduled for this afternoon, no earlier than 4 pm est. But first, the women have to complete their doubles finals at 3 pm, although Liezel Huber and Nadia Petrova were three points from winning.
There is a 30 percent chance of rain, so conditions could still be iffy. Nevertheless, if play goes on today, the US Open tennis 2010 final could look better for Djokovic. After exhausting himself to beat Federer, Djokovic did not have to go back out right away against the scorching Nadal.
Despite the extra rest, Nadal is still the heavy men’s final favorite, as the world’s No. 1 and as someone who hasn’t lost a set yet. However, this is his first final at Flushing Meadows, as he is facing the pressure of completing a career Grand Slam. Djokovic already proved against Federer that he won’t go down easy, although beating both him and Nadal in consecutive matches is still daunting.
The US Open tennis 2010 schedule already has one lopsided final, after Kim Clijsters breezed to the women’s title on Saturday night. The men’s final could go either way, as an underdog can still win on this stage. Federer himself learned that last year, as Juan Martin del Potro ended his Open winning streak in last year’s delayed final.
At the least, the US Open tennis 2010 final won’t have to share the spotlight with football, at least in the afternoon. Of course, if Djokovic rises up again, he and Nadal could still be playing right as the Jets kick off against the Ravens. Either way, it stands to be another big sports day in New York.
For the second time, the US Open tennis 2010 schedule will try to end with the men’s final, starting after 4 pm est on CBS.
Associated Press- “Rain forces 3’rd straight Monday final at US Open”