NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 05: Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after defeating Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine during Day Eight of the 2011 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 5, 2011 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

U.S. Open 2011: Rain Delay Cancels Wednesday Action

Tuesday's rained out action has been condensed with Wednesday's schedule at the U.S. Open for a mega-schedule of headliners and cinderella stories.

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Wednesday U.S. Open Day Session Canceled Due To Rainy Weather

After a lengthy delay, the U.S. Open's official web site announced Wednesday evening that the tournament's day session has been canceled due to weather after several hours worth of delays. Here's the notice:

Unfortunately, due to the lingering rain, the day session has been canceled.

Every effort will be made to play tonight's evening session, which will feature the women's quarterfinal matches between Serena Williams and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Samantha Stosur and Vera Zvonareva, Caroline Wozniacki and Andrea Petkovic, and Flavia Pennetta and Angelique Kerber.

Please check back or sign up for US Open weather text alerts for further updates.

The inclement weather policy is now in effect for Wednesday's day session (#19).

Tuesday's delays had appeared to make for a supposedly action-packed Wednesday. So just imagine how great the next day of actual tennis is going to be! It's expected to rain throughout the rest of the week as well, however, so this all might be adding up to form the greatest day of tennis ever once it's all done with.

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Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick Among Players Angry About U.S. Open Court Conditions

Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick and Andy Murray met behind closed doors with U.S. Open referee Brian Earley on Wednesday to complain about essentially being forced to play in rainy conditions. All three of their matches were halted before they could finish, but none of them seemed to think they should have been out there in the first place. 

"If it's up for discussion whether the courts are playable, then they're not playable," Roddick said. "We just wanted to be sure we weren't put in that position again and I think we're all clear now."

U.S. Open officials were scrambling to keep the tournament on pace for a Sunday finale after the tournament had already had a day of competition washed out. There has still not been any word on when play might resume, pushing the finale back indefinitely.

Nadal seemed particularly upset with the situation, telling ESPN's Pam Shriver in a post-meeting interview that "All you think about is the money." The players pointed out that it was misting when they were sent out to the court to begin play and that they felt the conditions were already too slippery to play.

"It was raining when we went on -- it's dangerous," Murray said. "The players want to play more than anyone, but not when it's dangerous. Everyone's kind of in the same boat."

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