18 Dec 2012

US Open's Monday end not welcomed by ATP

12:11 pm on 18 December 2012

The decision of US tennis officials to extend next year's US Open to a third Monday hasn't gone down well with the men's governing body the ATP who have called on Flushing Meadows organisers to fall into line with the three other grand slam tournaments.

Next year's men's singles final will be played on Monday, allowing the players to have a day's rest after the semi-finals which have traditionally been played on "Super Saturday", along with the women's singles final, which will now be played on Sunday.

Bad weather has played havoc with the US Open schedule in recent years with the men's final, including this year's epic between Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic, being pushed back to Monday for the past five years.