Change of plans
A stampede of people just roared out of Arthur Ashe Stadium just now. Was the U.S. Open giving away free lobster rolls?
No, the Rafael Nadal-Andy Murray was bumped to Louis Armstrong Stadium because of the ominous forecast, and seats are to be awarded on a first come-first serve basis,
The mass exodus was fairly comical, especially when you consider the poor U.S. Open ushers doing their best Kevin Bacon in “Animal House” imitation (“Nothing to see here. Please disperse”) in an effort to get people to stop running.
“Please, slow down,” one usher said as he tried to stand in front of people. “The match hasn’t started yet.”
Meanwhile, the skies that have been gray all day are turning a shade of charcoal. And it doesn’t look like Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will be winding down anytime soon. Djokovic just broke Federer to claim the second set.