Heath has in between been so violent that the spectators are dejset away up on the stage – in the shady side – while the players have fought far down in the sunny pot.
Why has the criticism of the organisers of the Australian Open has been just as hefty, because players and others have considered it to be on the edge of the irresponsible, when you have let the game continue in the high temperatures, which some times also can be combined with a high humidity.
But now, management will introduce a new so-called ‘heat stress scale’, which must be in use at this year's tournament, which starts 14. January.
The include air temperature, strålingsvarme, humidity and wind speed and summarizing it into a measurable number. It is done in a cooperation with the University of Sydney.
Also the Danish Caroline Wozniacki has been struggling with the extreme hot in Melbourne. Here during the finals in 2018, as she ended up winning. Photo: AP
- We have assembled and worked with a lot of data the last 12 months, and we have made a list of the decisions we have taken in the past five years. They have – also after the new scale has been right, says turneringsdirektør Craig Tiley at a news conference.
In the men there will be a 10-minute break between the third and fourth set, and in the year will also be the fifth set will be decided with a tiebreak.
A new measuring equipment (not photographed) to prevent future collapse of a player. Photo: AP
There was also room for improvement, believes australian Nick Kyrgios, who is just now playing a tournament in Brisbane.
It has been dangerous, and they must just do a better job. I can remember a match against Benjamin Becker in 2014, which welcome buyers signboard led calling fainted, and the spectators were helped away.
Even the crowd is boiling in between at Melbourne Park. Photo: AP
Also, the US Open introduced in the year some stricter rules for when a game must be suspended because of the heat.
most grand slams has got a roof over opvisningsbanerne, so the game can always continue here under extreme weather conditions. It also came to pass in 2018-final for the men between Cilic and Federer, while Wozniacki and Halep was carried out under the sky and under the higher temperatures.
Romanian Simona Halep suffer during the final against Caroline Woznicki. Later she had a trip around the hospital to get fluids. Photo: AP
The latter led to the Romanian spent the night in the hospital due to dehydration.
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