U.S. Open 2012: Andy Roddick, Maria Sharapova Will Finish Matches Wednesday

Heavy rains suspended many of Tuesday's U.S. Open matches and flat-out canceled the evening's scheduled matches.

Andy Roddick's farewell tour was shaping up to be a battle in a very even match with seventh-seeded Juan Martin Del Potro before heavy rains suspended their first set, which was sitting even at 6-6. Roddick had won a total of 36 points to Del Potro‘s 35 before the match was called.

Second-seeded Novak Djokovic was up 2-0 on the first set against 18th-seeded Stanislas Warinka before play was suspended. The men had only been playing tennis for 10 minutes.

Janko Tipsarevic was up on 19th-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber 5-2 before suspension. Kohlschreiber was struggling against the eighth-seeded Tipsarevic, committing 18 unenforced errors before play was suspended. Two doubles matches, including one involving Americans Bob and Mike Bryan, were cancelled before play began.

Maria Sharapova will use the rain delay as a much-needed reprieve from Marion Bartoli. The third-seeded Sharapova was trailing Bartoli 4-0 in the first set before the rain interrupted her match in Tuesday's day session. If Sharapova loses, she will be the second women's top-four seed or higher to be knocked out.

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