You know, watching this now I don't know how I could possibly think they *were* singing.
It was a washed out day in Flushing, despite the USOpen twitter feed imploring us all to "sit tight" and "stay tuned" as play was pushed back in 30 minute increments. Was it all necessary? I doubt it. You're telling me the tournament organizers didn't realize this morning that play would be virtually impossible today?
Neil Harman rightfully calls out the USTA for ignoring the data and creating the situation we have now, wherein the men's final will have to be played on Monday and Rafa and Gonzo are at a distinct disadvantage (they'll have to play three days in a row to win).
Anyone with half an interest in meteorology could have told the US Open officials that it would start to rain on Thursday evening and that Friday would be a washout. And what did they do? Schedule not one but two doubles matches to start the programme on Arthur Ashe Stadium court on Thursday. Juan Martín del Potro and Marin Cilic had to wait until mid-afternoon to begin their men’s quarter-final; Nadal and González started theirs (twice), but at midnight, the court surface greasy once more, they were sent back to their hotels.
The curse of the night sessions revisited. Rather than see that fairness prevailed — that a grand-slam tournament actually put the tennis first — the sport again bowed to its paymasters in television and had been comprehensively dumped upon.
Ouch. Tell us how you really feel, Neil.