(August 28, 2013) FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY – Defending US Open champ Andy Murray had to wait until Wednesday to play his opening match at the US Open and due to the constant rain delays during the day session his night match did not start until 9:55 p.m.
The Scot had an easy match against Michael Llodra, dominating the Frenchman 6-2, 6-4, 6-3.
The start time of 9:55 p.m. for the Andy Murray vs. Michael Llodra match is the third-latest start for a US Open Night Session in recorded history.
The latest start took place in 2009 when a match between James Blake and Tommy Robredo began at 10:25 p.m.
“Playing at that time for your first round is not ideal,” Murray said to media.
“We were told on Saturday, `Would you like to play on Tuesday or Wednesday?’ We said, `Tuesday.’ They then told us the next day, `It’s looking like it’s going to be Wednesday. It will be during the day on Wednesday,’” Murray said “Yesterday, as we were leaving, we were told, `It’s looking like you’re going to be playing in the evening.’”