Tennis – Australian Open 2019: Heat Stress Scale Introduced
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.
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”
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.
ICYMI: #AusOpen is introducing a more extensive Extreme Heat Policy (EHP) based around the AO Heat Stress Scale (AO HSS).
— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) December 30, 2018
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.
Australian Open organizers dey ready to introduce chacha extreme heat policy wey go show when e dey ok and safe to play for next month Grand Slam. Dis one go helep deal with the hot weather.Dem no want wetin happen before wey players dey faint and tire anyhow to happen again.
— Jovita Eke (kimjolyn) (@iamsexyjoe) December 31, 2018
A newly developed “heat stress scale”, which takes into account air temperature, radiant heat, humidity and wind speed, will instead be applied along with more comprehensive measuring of conditions across Melbourne Park. @AustralianOpen #AusOpen ?https://t.co/pIf6qjq0i9
— Chelsea Hetherington (@chelsea_hetho) December 30, 2018
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