Defending champion Andy Murray was plunged into a nightmare scheduling scenario at the rain-lashed US Open which saw two-time champion Venus Williams slip to defeat.
Spectators pull out their umbrellas at the USTA Billie Jean King National Center August 28, 2013 in New York. Defending champion Andy Murray was plunged into a nightmare US Open scheduling scenario on a rain-ravaged Wednesday in New York which saw two-time champion Venus Williams slide to defeat.
Third seed Murray had been slated to play his first match almost 48 hours after second seed Rafael Nadal, viewed as the most likely contender to triumph this year, had started his campaign on Monday.
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