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Heat Has Forced Single-Round Record Number Of Competitors To Withdraw From Aussie Open
Published January 16, 2014
SOME LIKE IT HOT: In N.Y., Tom Perrotta reported Roger Federer said that the tournament "shouldn't bother with its heat policy, which allows stadium roofs to be closed in extreme conditions." Federer: "It should always stay open, honestly." The roofs remained open Tuesday. But crowds "were thinner than usual, and many fans fled for shade in the afternoon" (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 1/14). In London, Kevin Mitchell wrote there are "perfectly adequate regulations in place to give players the best chance of performing in safety." If they "genuinely feel they are risking their health ... there should be no shame in quitting. It's only sport." The heat was "not really the deciding factor in most cases" of players retiring (GUARDIAN, 1/14).