Men get breaks for heat in Aus­tralia

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - RUGBY UNION -

TEN­NIS: Men com­pet­ing in sin­gles games at the Aus­tralian Open will get 10-minute breaks if the forth­com­ing grand slam’s no­to­ri­ous heat reaches haz­ardous lev­els.

Tour­na­ment chiefs have un­veiled an ex­tended Ex­treme Heat Pol­icy de­signed to pro­tect the well-be­ing of the world’s best ten­nis play­ers when they meet in the next few weeks.

Tem­per­a­tures soared to­wards 40C (104F) in the shade at the 2018 edi­tion of the com­pe­ti­tion in Melbourne, Vic­to­ria, prompt­ing con­cerns that com­peti­tors were at risk of heat stroke.

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