As temperatures rise to 108 degrees in Australia, tennis players are voicing concerns about playing in the Australian Open during the heat wave.
Comparing the situation to playing tennis in a sauna, most players have to cool off between points with bags of ice. One player, Canadian qualifier Frank Dancevic, fainted mid-match.
“It’s hazardous to be out there. It’s dangerous,” Dancevic said, criticizing the tournament for not having suspended play. “Until somebody dies, they’re just going to keep playing matches in this heat.”