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US Open could be the first Grand Slam to move its final permanently to Monday. Picture - Reuters.

The organizers of the US Open are considering moving the tournament's men's final permanently to a Monday, after demand from the players.

Due to there being no day-off between the semis and the final, players have called for a postponement of the final to Monday, which will give the player's time to recuperate.

Weather condition is also a factor, as the last four men's finals have been postponed due to rain.

It's the right move for our sport. Five-time US Open champion Roger Federer said. I am pleased that the USTA is listening to the players, and I am very encouraged with these developments.

The US Tennis Association have already held talks with their broadcaster - CBS - and tournament director Jim Curley said, We're just getting into this process and right now everything is on the table.

US Open could be the first Grand Slam to move its final permanently to Monday, although another option being considered is shifting the men's semi-final to Friday and keep with the tradition of a Sunday afternoon final.

If a change is to be made in time for next season, the authorities concerned must come to a conclusion by April 2012.

It might not happen in '12, Curley said, It might happen in '13. I just want to be clear that the goal is to get this done.