Play has resumed at the U.S. Open tennis championship in New York following rain delays that have allowed only one match to be completed today.
Andy Roddick, the last American left in the men’s draw, is beginning his fourth-round match in Arthur Ashe Stadium against No. 7 seed Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina.
In Louis Armstrong Stadium, fourth-seeded David Ferrer of Spain and No. 13 Richard Gasquet of France will resume their delayed match, with Ferrer holding a 7-5, 7-6 (7-2), 4-3 lead. When that match is completed, defending men’s champion Novak Djokovic, the No. 2 seed from Serbia, is scheduled to play 18th- seeded Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland.
Women’s top seed Victoria Azarenka of Belarus is the only player to win a match today, with a 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (7-5) victory over defending champion Samantha Stosur, the No. 7 seed from Australia.
Maria Sharapova and Marion Bartoli had their day-session quarterfinal match in Arthur Ashe Stadium suspended until tomorrow so organizers could hold the Roddick-Del Potro night- session match. Bartoli, the No. 11 seed from France, had a 4-0 lead over Sharapova, the women’s No. 3 seed and 2006 champion, when play was halted by rain.
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