| By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

Mother Nature has been kind for eight days of the 2011 U.S. Open, but a steady rain and conditions expected to worsen as the day continues has forced the cancellation of all matches set for Tuesday, Sept. 5. With conditions forecasted to get worse throughout the day and no projected breaks in the rain, the USTA has canceled Tuesday's Day Session (Session #17), and the Tuesday Night Session (Session #18).

Play is scheduled to resume Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 11:00 a.m. ET, with gates at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center opening at 10:00 a.m. ET, weather permitting.

The men's singles draw was to narrow down its field today, as among the matches to be re-scheduled include: the 28-seed, American John Isner taking on France's Gilles Simon, the 12-seed; unseeded American Donald Young squaring off against the four-seed, Great Britain's Andy Murray; the fifth seeded Spaniard David Ferrer facing the 21-seed, American Andy Roddick; and the second seeded Rafael Nadal from Spain facing the unseeded Luxembourg native, Gilles Muller. It could have been a banner day for the Americans, with the possibility of three U.S.-born players advancing to the quarterfinals, but that will have to be put on hold until the matches are re-scheduled.

Visit USOpen.org for a revised match schedule.