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Hisenae arena @australianopen. Mate, could I please order a t-bone pic.twitter.com/PupUC4OjP0 — Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (@tsonga7) January 16, 2014 The entire continent Australia is apparently under a massive heat wave — the hottest that’s it has been on 100 years, according to Australian authorities. Temperatures reportedly reached a severe 110 degrees on Thursday, which created not-so-pleasant […]The post It was so hot at the Australian Open on Thursday you could fry an egg … literally (photo) appeared first on Sportress of Blogitude.
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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga started his match under the blazing sun and finished it with a roof over the court in beating Thomaz Bellucci 7-6 (6), 6-4, 6-4 Thursday on a chaotic day of searing temperatures at the Australian Open.
The tournament's Extreme Heat Policy was put into effect during the match when the temperature exceeded 42 Celsius (108F), meaning a brief delay while the roof...
Sixth-seeded Roger Federer has equaled Jimmy Connors record by reaching his 41st Grand Slam quarterfinal with a 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 win over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the fourth round of the Australian Open on Monday.
It was also the 11th straight year the Swiss star has reached the quarters at Melbourne Park.
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When players’ complaints about the heat fail to sway umpires, sometimes the next best move is to egg ’em. The world’s best tennis players are moaning about the conditions as the Australian Open kicks off, but it’s not the usual rain delays or court care that has them worried. Temperatures have risen as high as 109 degrees at Melbourne Park, and officials have been slow to...