Djokovic hoping for rain at US Open

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NEW YORK (AP) Novak Djokovic won't mind if it rains for the next two weeks in New York.

The U.S. Open's Arthur Ashe Stadium is now covered by a retractable roof. And based on his experiences at the Australian Open and Wimbledon, which already have one, the 12-time major champ expects more humid conditions once the panels slide shut - which make for a slower court.

"It allows returners like myself to get into the rally rather than seeing missiles pass by from the serves," Djokovic said Friday.

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