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7:00: All set, the final ceremony starts and the match will start soon. Enjoy the final and come back for our match report!
6:42: Shy sunbeams are making their way on to Flushing Meadows:
The rain is toast.
6:39: Fans are filling in slowly the seats.
The machines are drying the court fast. The final should start at 7:00 PM 6:37: Finally the machines are out drying the court. A 7:00 PM start is possible 6:33: Robert Redford too, awaits the match to start on the stands...
6:29: It is raining again...drizzling, but enough to stop the machines from coming on court to dry it 6:25: The drying machines are not yet on court, a start before 7:00 PM doesn't seem possible.
The final has officially become a night-session match! 6:20: To help you kill the boredom of waiting we have the following reading suggestions: - The Top 10 men's finals ever played at the US Open - Why Roger Federer should use the SABR return today against Djokovic - Our Preview of the final 6:17: The court now is drier, the supervisor is on court.
Waiting for the drying machines to come out.
6:13: The procedures to dry the court have started! First the staff is removing the wather from court using rolls.
6:07: Rain keeps on falling on Arthur Ashe Stadium. Procedures to dry the court can't currently start. 6:05: Here is how the court looks like at the moment:
6:04: An announcement has just been made that the rain isn't helping, but the weather forecast looks good for the rest of the evening.
Players should play, but not before 6:30 at least.
6:00: At the moment Arthur Ashe stadium is soaked, the people in the stands hold umbrellas and the rain still falls copiously.
Apparently, after it stops raining and the court is dry, there will be a 30 min ceremony. Before tennis. — Vanni Gibertini (@vgibertini) September 13, 2015
An early start is to be excluded. 5:58: The weather forecast for New York today didn't predict rain. It has been raining for more than a hour already. The rain started to fall right at 4:00 PM when the final was scheduled to start.
5:57: According to the last media release, the players will not step on court before 6:15, but it seems very unlikely that it is going to happen. 5:55: It is still raining in New York. The Arthur Ashe Stadium is deserted, but the music is playing An hour ago, the court was dried, but rain fell again:
The men's singles final is currently being delayed by rain.