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Rain delays U.S. Open matches in New York

These tennis "Zambonis" look cool, but they were fighting a losing battle.

Tennis.com's Peter Bodo makes a modest proposal for dealing with rain at the U.S. Open.

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Workers attempt to dry the court at Arthur Ashe Stadium during a rain delay at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Wednesday, Sept. 7.

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A tennis patron falls asleep in the stands during a rain delay at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Wednesday, Sept. 7.