In one of the US Open’s most bizarre match stoppages, blowing wind and rain under the corners of the Louis Armstrong Stadium roof halted a men’s second-round matchup on Wednesday.
South African Kevin Anderson was playing Argentina’s 11th-seeded Diego Schwartzman when showers stopped them three points into the second set.
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Torrential rains, the remnants of deadly Hurricane Ida, were blown under the corners of the retractable roof at the facility, opened in 2018 to provide a second court to keeping playing despite downpours.
But wind-blown rain forced a drying machine onto the court and a host of towel-wielding court workers to try and soak up the moisture from the rain-slickened court.
The first stoppage came at 5-5 in the first set, when the machine helped get the…