15 Aug 2013

Roof planned for US Open's Arthur Ashe stadium stand

8:03 am on 15 August 2013

All four tennis major tournaments will have a roof after the US Open announced plans to construct a retractable roof over the main Arthur Ashe Stadium at Flushing Meadows in New York.

Bad weather has meant the men's final has been postponed to a third Monday for the last five years running.

Arthur Ashe Stadium is the largest in tennis, holding 22,500 spectators.

Both the Australian Open and Wimbledon have covered stadium courts, while the French Open plans to have a retractable roof on its main court by 2018.