US Open finals put back

  • Last Updated: September 8 2012, 22:51 BST

Both singles finals at the US Open have been put back a day after storms hit New York on Saturday.

Storms hit New York on Saturday

The threat of bad weather in New York first prompted US Open officials to postpone the women's singles final until Sunday.

Victoria Azarenka and Serena Williams were due on Arthur Ashe Stadium on Saturday evening, but the forecasted storms brought about a rethink. It will now be staged at 2130 BST on Sunday.

And when the second men's semi-final was halted with forecasters reporting that a tornado could hit Flushing Meadows, organisers quickly announced the men's final would be postponed until Monday at 2100 BST.

David Ferrer led Novak Djokovic 5-2 at the time the match was halted. It will resume at 1600 BST on Sunday.

Djokovic would have been a relieved man, the Serb having struggled in the windy conditions prior to the stoppage.

The eventual winner will play Andy Murray on Monday, the Briton having earlier seen off Tomas Berdych in four sets.

That match was initially delayed by a heavy downpour and when play did begin windy conditions hampered both men.

The women's doubles final will still take place on Sunday, although it has been moved to the Louis Armstrong Stadium. It will start at 1830 BST.