Schwartzman wins rain-delayed match at US Open

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Diego Schwartzman has eliminated 2017 runner-up Kevin Anderson at the U.S. Open in a match that started on one court before 7:30 p.m. and finished on another just past 1 a.m. after an interruption caused by heavy rain and winds from remnants of Hurricane Ida.

The 11th-seeded Schwartzman won 7-6 (4), 6-3, 6-4 to reach the third round.

They started at Louis Armstrong Stadium, which has a retractable roof, but the openings created for natural ventilation allowed rain to blow onto the court. So, play was paused at 5-5 in the first set so the surface could be dried. After they resumed, the puddles grew too large at the outset of the second set and so the action was halted again.

Armstrong was deemed unplayable, so the match moved to Arthur Ashe Stadium, where they were able to pick things up again after a break of nearly 2 1/2 hours while another match finished.

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