NEW YORK (AP) — The start of play in the U.S. Open men's semifinals is being delayed by rain.
A storm hit Flushing Meadows at about 10 a.m. Saturday, dumping heavy rain that continued past 11 a.m., when Olympic champion Andy Murray was supposed to begin his match against 2010 Wimbledon runner-up Tomas Berdych.
Saturday's schedule also includes the other men's semifinal, between defending champion Novak Djokovic and fourth-seeded David Ferrer, and the women's final, between 14-time major champion Serena Williams and No. 1 Victoria Azarenka.
The U.S. Open is the only Grand Slam tournament that schedules two men's semifinals Saturday. If both aren't completed Saturday, the final can't be played Sunday and needs to be delayed until Monday — which has happened each of the past four years.