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How responsible is it to play in extreme temperatures like 40Celcius/103F ?

Marino just defeated Krajicek in Grapevine. The conditions were extreme! Temperatures rose to 40 degrees Celcius and 103 Fahrenheit.
The match went on for 3h20!

Matches played under these circumstanses are just extreme. You could hear Krajicek and Marino breathing heavily!
They didn't got extra time in the break. The commentator on the radio said Krajicek barely could drink something because the umpire already called time really fast

For both ladies this was just incredible extreme and for the other players in Grapevine!
Should there be no matches played when the temperatures are so high?

I say yes they shouldn't! It's dangerous
I remember Krajicek once fainted during a match because of the extreme heat
i followed this on the radio that is broadcasting Grapevine all week

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Re: How responsible is it to play in extreme temperatures like 40Celcius/103F ?

that's really strange in Palermo also there are these temperatures but they start at 4 pm at least
same with a spanish challenger played 1/2 weeks ago where some matches started at 8 pm
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that's really strange in Palermo also there are these temperatures but they start at 4 pm at least
same with a spanish challenger played 1/2 weeks ago where some matches started at 8 pm
exactly! I think that's the best solution
The match started at 10AM but was played untill 1PM. You know, temperatures are the hottest then.
Anyway it's really strange yeah
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It's responsible when player from your avatar wins. If she loses, it's extremely irresponsible

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Re: How responsible is it to play in extreme temperatures like 40Celcius/103F ?

That's ITF so I don;t know about it, but WTA matches in heat - they do an actual temperature check right on the player's body, at each changeover. And record the results in a paper on a clipboard. Don't know what the parameters are, but at least there is some attention and monitoring for problems.
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3 hours 20 minutes in 40 degrees is really quite impressive.

Maybe the women could play five sets in the slams after all.
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This is not an excuse for Misa's loss. Rebecca deserved it, she was the better player today
Only thing that i'm stating is that it's not responsible to play in such extreme temperatures.
Obviously some people don't have a brain and can't discuss about that
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Re: How responsible is it to play in extreme temperatures like 40Celcius/103F ?

If I am either player, I would simply give it to another player.
OH GAWD. 40 degrees for 3 hours?
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This is not an excuse for Misa's loss. Rebecca deserved it, she was the better player today
Only thing that i'm stating is that it's not responsible to play in such extreme temperatures.
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Re: How responsible is it to play in extreme temperatures like 40Celcius/103F ?

Grapevine is a suburb of Dallas, where I live. Those temps are only slightly hotter than usual for this time of year. (I wish I was watching tennis instead of in the office, but I gotta work). My younger son is at tennis camp right now, drilling about 5 hours a day in those conditions and has a tournament this weekend. Pro baseball and soccer going on right now. I myself will be out officiating for 12 hours in a couple weeks.

Sunscreen, hydrate, light colored clothes, a hat--you actually want clothes that provide a little coverage to cut down on the sun hitting your skin, especially if you're fairskinned, but even if you're quite dark. If they've been on the USTA circuit, they've had some time to acclimate. US summers tend to be hotter than in Europe, even at similar latitudes--I don't know why.

It's kind of what we're stuck with in Texas, which is notoriously hot. If they head west from here toward Arizona, Nevada or Utah, 102 will be a fond memory.

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Grapevine is a suburb of Dallas, where I live. Those temps are only slightly hotter than usual for this time of year. (I wish I was watching tennis instead of in the office, but I gotta work). My younger son is at tennis camp right now, drilling about 5 hours a day in those conditions and has a tournament this weekend. Pro baseball and soccer going on right now. I myself will be out officiating for 12 hours in a couple weeks.

Sunscreen, hydrate, light colored clothes, a hat--you actually want clothes that provide a little coverage to cut down on the sun hitting your skin, especially if you're fairskinned, but even if you're quite dark. If they've been on the USTA circuit, they've had some time to acclimate. US summers tend to be hotter than in Europe, even at similar latitudes--I don't know why.

It's kind of what we're stuck with in Texas, which is notoriously hot. If they head west from here toward Arizona, Nevada or Utah, 102 will be a fond memory.
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Re: How responsible is it to play in extreme temperatures like 40Celcius/103F ?

There's no irresponsibility there.

I played tennis at that temperature. Never for more than two hours though. But I'm not a professional athlete either. They're supposed to be able to do things I can't. And they did both finish the match.

Heat's an oddment. I've done 60 miles of cycling at that temperature. I tried icing my thighs mid-ride and my legs cramped into knots so tight I could barely walk, much less ride. Similar problems at the end of a beach volleyball tournament, on really hot days. It's NOT inherently dangerous to play sports in ultra-hot conditions. Providing you have access to sufficient hydration. Also the right nutrient balance. But it is an issue that players who aren't from hot climates probably don't know how to manage. You average changeover is more than enough time to maintain hydration, if you make it your first priority.

But especially if the chair ump is trying to move things along, you gotta grab that water bottle first, not sit down to catch your breathe, then find the bottle. An issue might be if the players brought enough with them in the first place.

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