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If Joakim Noah Turned To Tennis, He Would Fit Right In

The U.S. Open tennis championship was washed out for the second day in a row on Wednesday, and now we are talking about this tournament going to...well, who knows how long this might go to be completed.

The full story from Reuters is available here.

Needless to say, players are becoming a little cranky, and who can blame them? It is September, tropical storms happen at this time of year, and yes, most years a named storm does not march through Flushing Meadows, but this year, Lee did, and Lee seems determined to hang out for a while, thanks to Katia keeping it from heading east and eventually out to sea.

"This is one of the biggest events in tennis, a grand slam tournament event with huge revenues, so maybe they should consider a roof in future," said top seed Novak Djokovic, echoing sentiments that others have advocated for years.

Some matches were begun yesterday only to have to be quickly stopped, and that also caused some ruffled feathers -- and again, who could blame those who were upset?

Rafa Nadal, Andy Murray and Andy Roddick confronted tournament organizers after their matches were halted, saying the conditions were already dangerous before they began.

"It was still raining when they called us on court. The rain never really stopped, the courts were not dry," said Nadal, who was trailing Gilles Muller 3-0 when play was stopped.

"I know the fans are there but the health of the players is important."

We will see what happens today, and if play takes place, will keep you updated.


Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.