Tennis Today: Agitated Novak Djokovic suggests solution to US Open heat problem
In Tennis Today, Novak Djokovic says the solution to the extreme heat problem at the US Open is simple, while Andy Murray fires a parting shot at Fernando Verdasco.
In other rules-related news, Andy Murray is livid at the lack of adequate enforcement. Does he have a point? Read his views and judge for yourself.
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What’s in the news
Novak Djokovic has implored the US Open to adjust it’s scheduling to solve the extreme heat issue in New York.
Soaring tempratures have seen a spate of retirements and medical time-outs at Flushing Meadows as players struggle in the conditions.
However, Djokovic believes that the US Open can take advantage of it’s famed night session tennis to solve the problem.
“It’s understandable why players were complaining about it because only players know what they were experiencing on the court.
“It’s quite tough. It’s really sad to see. There’s so much cramping going on. You don’t want to see that. You have to be fit, of course. I agree with that.
“But there are some conditions that are so extreme that, as fit as you are, you can’t just not feel it.
“I am on the players’ side, so I would support rules and regulations in favour of players’ health most of all.
“Obviously this tournament is famous for its night sessions. I’m sure the schedule of the day wouldn’t be harmed so much if you start a bit later.”
What’s on social media
Andy Murray left New York with a bit of a juicy parting shot…
Roland Garros backed its King…
Judy Murray said what we were all thinking over Alize Cornet’s code violation.
Alize Cornet came back to court after 10 minute heat break. Had her fresh shirt on back to front. Changed at back of court. Got a code violation. Unsportsmanlike conduct….. 😳
But the men can change shirts on court. https://t.co/sCN4KDXYTb
— judy murray (@JudyMurray) August 28, 2018
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