The schedule for Super Saturday at the U.S. Open was bumped up an hour in hopes of being able to fit in the three matches with not-so-friendly weather in the forecast again. So instead of the usual noon ET start, the plan was to begin at 11 a.m.
At least that was the plan. Once again, it was thwarted by rain.
Inclement weather hit New York early on Saturday, bringing an absolute downpour over Flushing Meadows at the time the matches were supposed to begin. It's so rough, there was a tornado warning in effect until 11:30 a.m. It's going to be a while before they start.
The good news is it doesn't look like it will be an all-day issue. The U.S. Open's website updated the outlook for the day.
The current forecast indicates severe weather and rain in the area until noon. At that time, the current forecast calls for clearing; we will then dry the courts and begin play. We will continue to provide updates on USOpen.org.
With the help of the air-blowing machines, it doesn't take too long to dry the courts. Assuming the rain cooperates by staying away, tennis should begin before too long and the schedule won't be pushed too far back.