Tuesday was shaping up to be a big day at the 2012 U.S. Open, but heavy rain forced most of the day's action to be suspended.
Only two of Tuesday's matches were completed with a host of others postponed until Wednesday. On the men's side, No. 4 David Ferrer advanced to the quarterfinal with a 7-5, 7-6, 6-4 win against No. 13 Richard Gasquet. No. 20 Andy Roddick was tied 6-6 in his first set against No. 7 Juan Martin Del Potro when their match was suspended while No. 2 Novak Djokovic was ahead 2-0 in the first set before rain halted his match.
The No. 1 women's seed, Victoria Azarenka, advanced to the semifinals with a 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 win against No. 7 Samantha Stosur. The rest of the women's singles matches were postponed, including Maria Sharapova's match against Marion Bartoli. No. 11 Bartoli was leading No. 2 Sharapova 4-0 in the first set before play was suspended.
Assuming the weather cooperates, the postponed matches will resume Wednesday.