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Roddick's Match Relocated After Water Issue At Louis Armstrong Stadium
Published September 9, 2011
AN UNUSUAL DAY IN FLUSHING MEADOWS: The Roddick-Ferrer match moved from the 10,103-seat Louis Armstrong Stadium to the 584-seat Court 13 at Roddick's request, and SI.com's S.L. Price writes, "It was the usual scene at a Grand Slam fourth-round match: Reporters getting chased off the court between points, a crowd so tiny that the sound of shrieking ... from across the U.S. Tennis Center stopped play, Andy Roddick holding up Ferrer in mid-serve when he spied someone scaling the chain-link behind him" (SI.com, 9/9). SI.com's Jon Wertheim wrote, "I think Roddick was well within his rights to become concerned and upset, especially coming as this did on the heels of [Wednesday's] controversy. He and the other players were risking injury" (SI.com, 9/8). TENNIS.com's Steve Tignor wrote if Thursday "was the revolt, was this the new order, one in which the inmates had taken over the asylum?" Tignor: "It was pretty clear who was in charge" (TENNIS.com, 9/8). This all comes as the USTA Thursday announced that the men's final will be played Monday afternoon due to the rain earlier in the week, while the women's final has been pushed back to Sunday (THE DAILY).