Outdoor Play Suspended At Australian Open Due To Extreme Heat - ATP Tour

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Play continuing nether roofs connected 3 courts

Update: Conditions person improved astatine Melbourne Park. Outdoor matches volition beryllium called astatine 4:50 p.m. section clip for 5 p.m. resumption of play.

Play has been suspended connected the extracurricular courts astatine the Australian Open Tuesday day erstwhile the AO Heat Stress Scale reached 5.

Play continued until the extremity of an adjacent fig of games oregon the completion of a tie-break. No caller matches volition beryllium called to the extracurricular courts. Play has besides been suspended connected outdoor signifier courts. On Rod Laver Arena, Margaret Court Arena and John Cain Arena, play has continued nether closed roofs.

Under the tournament’s Extreme Heat Policy, the Referee volition continually reappraisal the conditions and the argumentation to find erstwhile play connected outdoor courts tin beryllium resumed. Once that determination is made, players volition beryllium fixed astatine slightest 30 minutes’ announcement earlier play resumes.

The AO Heat Stress Scale takes into relationship aerial temperature, radiant vigor (strength of the sun), humidity and upwind speed, which impact a player’s quality to disperse vigor from their body. Those factors are measured successful existent clip crossed 5 antithetic locations crossed the Melbourne Park precinct.

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