US Open: Rain delays start of Djokovic-Federer US Open final

The start of the US Open men’s final between top seed Novak Djokovic and second seed Roger Federer was delayed by rain in New York.

Skies darkened and winds picked up just before the players were scheduled to take the court for warm-ups at 21:00 UK time and the start was then delayed after rain began to fall.

Play was held up for over three hours and finally got under way at 00:15 UK time at the Arthur Ashe Stadium, where the shell of a retractable roof is in place and expected to be in operation for next year’s US Open.

World number one Djokovic, 28, is seeking to win his third grand slam crown of the year after winning the Australian Open and Wimbledon titles.

Federer, 34, is aiming to add to his all-time record 17 grand slam singles titles and first since his 2012 Wimbledon triumph.