Tortured By The Heat, Tennis Stars Melting In Melbourne

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Zohaib Ahmed
The climatic issues of the United States and Australia couldn’t be more poles apart (no pun intended). While Niagara Falls froze over in the US due to the Polar Vortex, the Aussies are currently experiencing the worse heat wave in years.

The climatic issues of the United States and Australia couldn’t be more poles apart (no pun intended). While Niagara Falls froze over in the US due to the Polar Vortex, the Aussies are currently experiencing the worse heat wave in years.

Temperatures Down Under have gone up as high as 50C (122F). It is so hot in Melbourne these days that even the ongoing Australian Open has been affected by it. Earlier today, the tournament’s organizers decided that conditions weren’t conducive for tennis, and so the play had to be suspended for four hours.

Check out how some of the players responded to the news that they didn’t have to step outside in the scorching heat:

He should be happy. Check out what he had to do in his second round win over Dusan Lajovic:

Some more reactions:

 

One fan used the sun-exposed court as a frying pan:

Svetlana Kuznetsova had an advice for the management:

Her fellow Russian Elena Vesnina agreed…

While so many of these tennis stars took to Twitter to express their grief, Andy Murray did not. You know why? That’s because he does Bikram Yoga – which conditions athletes to perform well even in extreme heat and humidity.

While others were busy moaning on Twitter, take a look at how Jerzy Janowicz found some relief:

Jerzy is one clever fella. Want to see what some of his colleagues have been trying to battle the mighty sun’s wrath?

Frank Dancevic:

Even David Ferrer – who is known for his crazy stamina and is nicknamed ‘The Little Beast’ for it – was feelin’ it.

Unfortunately, the heat wave is unlikely to subside tomorrow, if the latest weather forecast is to be believed. Check this out:

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