Posted the 07/28/2021 5:11 PM
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The Spanish tennis participant was compelled to surrender as a result of of the warmth on Wednesday in her quarter-closing towards Marketa Vondrousova, earlier than being evacuated from the court in a wheelchair.
Hot climate in Tokyo. Paula Bardosa, victim of sunstroke and dehydrated, was compelled to desert the court and left the court in a wheelchair on Wednesday July 28. The Spaniard, against Marketa Vondrousova in the quarterfinal of the Olympic event, misplaced the first set 6-3 when she requested a medical outing. Stunned by the warmth, the 23-12 months-outdated gave up persevering with earlier than being evacuated in a wheelchair, her head underneath a towel.
“It’s a shame to finish like this. The conditions were demanding since the start of the competition, we tried to adapt as much as possible but the body did not hold up”, regretted Badosa after the match.
Almost at the identical time, the Russian Daniil Medvedev additionally complained about the enjoying situations. “I can finish the game, but I can also die. If I die, will you be responsible?”, received the world quantity 2 throughout his spherical of 16 towards the Italian Fabio Fognini (which he lastly received in three units 6-2, 3-6, 6-2). During a change of sides, Medvedev cursed the chair umpire and condemned the resolution of the organizers to play the matches in the center of the afternoon regardless of the heavy and oppressive warmth in Tokyo. After a wet day, the temperature climbed to 32 levels, with the warmth index peaking at 37 levels at Ariake Tennis Park.
The International Tennis Federation has heard the recriminations of the gamers: the first matches will begin 4 hours sooner than the begin of the event (4 a.m. French time) from Thursday, July 29.
In the pursuits of participant well being and welfare and following intensive session, Tokyo 2020 Olympic Tennis Event matches will start at 3pm JST from Thursday 29 July# Tokyo2020 #tennis pic.twitter.com/skqh9ALRIV
– ITF Media (@ITFMedia) July 28, 2021