Tennis – Australian Open 2019: Heat Stress Scale Introduced

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The year’s first grand slam competition, the Australian Open has seen expanded temperature levels amid the most recent couple of years. Novak Djokovic and Gael Monfils were disparaging of the competition matches a year ago in the wake of being made to play in extraordinary warmth without a break.

Responding sympathetically to the players’ worries, 2019 will see a progressively broad Extreme Heat Policy (EHP) being presented after a ton of research and testing.

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The approach has been presented by Tennis Australia after research was directed by the restorative staff at the University of Sydney. Official affirmation of Australian Open Heat Stress Scale (AO HSS) was reported prior today.

The competition executive, Craig Tiley, said the Grand Slam was always searching for approaches to enhance the playing conditions:

“The well-being of all players at the Australian Open is our utmost priority. The AO Heat Stress Scale ranges from one to five with specific recommendations associated with each step of the scale – one denoting temperate playing conditions and five the suspension of play. Under the updated policy, 10-minute breaks can also be introduced into men’s singles matches for the first time”

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As indicated by the Australian Open site discharge, Tennis Australia Chief Medical Officer Dr Carolyn Broderick has clarified the more broad warmth arrangement. The scale likewise considers the four atmosphere factors – air temperature, brilliant warmth or the quality of the sun, stickiness and wind speed. These four variables will be precisely estimated continuously at five unique areas over the Park.

Out of the blue, in the men’s singles, a 10-minute break will be permitted after the third set when a four (4.0) is recorded on the AO HSS preceding or amid the initial three arrangements of the match, which has turned into a need with the expanded seriousness of the Australian summers.

The Australian Open is booked to get in progress in Melbourne on January 14, 2019.

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