US Open adds extra day in 2013; men's final on Monday

Some top male players complained that the U.S. Open was the sport's only major tournament that put their semifinals and final on consecutive days. The men's semifinals in New York will stay on Saturday under the new plan. Friday's moves end the tradition of what the U.S. Open has called "Super Saturday" since 1984, with both men's semifinals and the women's final all on that day's schedule at Flushing Meadows, followed by the men's final Sunday.

updated: December 15, 2012 12:14 IST
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New York: The U.S. Open tennis tournament is moving the women's final to Sunday and men's final to Monday in 2013, building in a day of rest ahead of each title match for the first time.

The U.S. Tennis Association, which runs the Grand Slam event played in New York, announced the changes Friday — but only for next year.

A decision about 2014 and beyond probably will come after the 2013 tournament, USTA spokesman Chris Widmaier said.

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