Medvedev, considered a contender for gold, took two medical timeouts during the match and once had his trainer come on court. He is seen resting between points with his racket. After Aria saw Medvedev struggling with the humidity and heat at the tennis park on Wednesday, chair umpire Carlos Ramos asked her if she would continue playing, to which she replied that I could finish the match, but I could die. Will you be responsible if I die?
Questions are raised about the organizers
Second seed Medvedev, however, advanced to the quarterfinals by defeating Fognini 6-2, 3-6, 6-2. Medvedev will need time to recover from this match and questions are being raised as to why the organizers did not heed the requests of players like Medvedev and top seed Novak Djokovic to hold all tennis matches in the evening.
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Allowed to leave court for 10 minutes
After a rain delay in the morning, the temperature reached 31 degrees Celsius, but according to the heat index, it felt as hot as 37 degrees Celsius. Medvedev and Fognini were allowed off the court for 10 minutes between the second and third sets. This was done by applying the law of extreme heat. Medvedev will face Spain’s sixth seed Pablo Carreno Busta, who defeated Germany’s Dominik Koeffer 7-6, 6-3.
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First Published: July 28, 2021, 12:59 IST