Athletes are also facing heat in the Tokyo Olympics, being held amidst many restrictions in the Corona period. The worst condition is happening to tennis stars. Daniil Medvedev of Russia looked quite upset during the match against Fabio Fognini of Italy. In the middle of the match, he asked the chair umpire – who would be responsible if I died? Will the International Tennis Federation take responsibility for this?
Medvedev won the pre-quarterfinal match in straight sets.
Medvedev completed the match, reached the quarterfinals
Medvedev appeared troubled several times in the temperature range of 30 to 33 degrees Celsius. He also told the umpire – I can finish the match but during this, I can also die. Medvedev, 25, finally not only completed the match but also made it to the quarterfinals by winning it 6-2 3-6 6-2. Medvedev had defeated Sumit Nagal of India in the second-round match.
Organizers changed timing
Olympic organizers have decided to change the timing of tennis matches after complaints from several superstar players, including world number 1 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic. Earlier tennis matches used to start at 11 a.m. (according to Tokyo’s timing). Now it will start at 3 pm so that the players can be saved from the heatwave.
Spain’s Paula Badosa went out in a wheel chair
Spain’s Paula Badosa became unconscious due to the scorching heat on the tennis court. He eventually had to be brought out on a wheelchair. Badosa said that he suffered a heat stroke. Due to this, he decided to retire from the match.