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Australian Open 2023: Excessive warmth, rain power 22 matches to be rescheduled on Day 2

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Excessive warmth and monsoonal rain in Melbourne have led to a number of delays on the Australian Open. A complete of twenty-two of the Day 2 singles matches initially scheduled for Tuesday — 12 girls’s, 10 males’s — needed to be rescheduled for Wednesday.

About three hours into the day session of the primary Grand Slam of the season, temperatures reached 97 levels Fahrenheit. The match’s Warmth Stress Scale — which measures radiant warmth (energy of the solar), air temperature within the shade, relative humidity and wind velocity — reached its most threshold of 5, which suspended play on the outside courts. 

“The AO Warmth Stress Scale has reached 5 and play will likely be suspended on the skin courts,” the match introduced on social media. “This implies play continues till the top of a good variety of video games or the completion of a tie break. No new matches will likely be referred to as to courtroom. Play on outside apply courts can be suspended.”

Round 5 p.m. native time matches have been in a position to resume. Nevertheless, three hours later rain began coming down. 

Matches stopped and began till all outdoors courts have been finally listed as “closed.” Matches that had not but resumed or hadn’t began have been moved to Wednesday, when extra rain is anticipated. A type of matches consists of No. 8 Daria Kasatkina vs. American Sloane Stephens. 

Play continued in the primary present courts which have a roof. No. 4 seed Caroline Garcia beat Katherine Sebov 6-3 6-0 at Rod Laver Area.

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“I’ve to confess on Rod Laver Area it was fairly good. Clearly it was heat. It was good to have the ability to stroll within the shadow just a little bit while you have been in a position to serve however I did not really feel that (it was) such heat climate,” Garcia mentioned, per Reuters.

No. 2 Ons Jabeur was additionally in a position to play her match towards Tamara Zidansek. She survived an upset scare and received 7-6 (8), 4-6, 6-1.

Novak Djokovic, who hadn’t performed in Rod Laver Area since 2021, skipped the climate points and celebrated his return with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-0 victory over Carballes Baena in two hours and two minutes. Andy Murray additionally took the courtroom at Rod Laver Area and beat Matteo Berrettini 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-7 (7), 7-6 (10-6).

Girls’s matches rescheduled with out starting play:

  • No. 8 Daria Kasatkina vs. Varvara Gracheva
  • Lucrezia Stefanini vs. Tatjana Maria
  • No. 23 Zhang Shuai vs. Patricia Maria Tig
  • Mayar Sherif vs. Magda Linette
  • No. 27 Irina-Camelia Begu vs. Elizabeth Mandlik
  • Lucia Bronzetti vs. Laura Siegemund
  • No. 14 seed Beatriz Haddad Maia vs. Nuria Parrizas Diaz
  • Sloane Stephens vs. Anastasia Potapova

Girls’s matches rescheduled that began however not completed:

  • Donna Vekic leads Oksana Selekhmeteva 6-2, 2-6, 6-6(5-1)
  • Lauren Davis leads Danka Kovinic 1-6, 7-5, 4-1
  • Claire Liu leads Madison Brengle 4-2
  • Alison Riske-Amritraj leads Marketa Vondrousova 4-1

Males’s matches rescheduled with out starting play:

  • Denis Kudla vs. Roman Safuillin
  • Enzo Couacaud vs. Hugo Dellien

Males’s matches rescheduled that began however not completed:

  • Thanasi Kokkinakis leads Fabio Fognini 6-1, 6-2, 4-2
  • John Isner leads Adrian Mandarin 7-6 (7-5), 3-4
  • Brandon Holt leads Aleksander Vukic 6-4, 1-6, 4-2
  • No. 24 Roberto Bautista Agut leads Jaoa Sousa 6-3, 6-1
  • Ugh Humbert leads Richard Gasquet 2-1
  • Emil Ruusuvuori leads Max Purcell 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-6
  • Maxime Cressy leads Albert Ramos-Vinolas 7-6 (7-2), 7-5, 3-6, 2-2
  • Michel Mmoh leads Laurent Lokoli 4-6, 2-6, 7-6 (9-7), 6-4, 3-1



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