Rain Delays 2010 US Open Men’s Singles Final

nadal_djokovicThe career grand slam just has to wait as rain poured down in New York delaying the finals match of men’s singles division.

Rafael Nadal of Spain won the first set against Novak Djokovic of Serbia. The two are currently ranked number 1 and 2 respectively by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). The tally currently stands at 6-4, 4-4, with the game suspension coming in at the second set.

If Nadal wins the tournament he will become the seventh man to garner a career grand slam. Currently, the feat has been achieved by Fred Perry, Don Budge, Rod Laver, Roy Emerson, Andre Agassi and Roger Federer. Since Nadal also won the gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, he is also in the running of becoming the second man to garner a careen golden slam, the first being Agassi.

Also, if Nadal wins the men’s title without dropping a set, he would be the first men to do so since 1960, when Neale Feaser made the feat.

Last year’s winner, Juan Martin Del Potro, did not play in the tournament due to a wrist injury.