US Open Field Struggles As Heatwave Envelops New York

Brutal heat and humidity have left some players at Flushing Meadows feeling like they’re facing two opponents on court

View Source | September 6, 2023 8:38 pm

  • Daniil Medvedev was feeling the heat on Wednesday afternoon at the US Open, and it wasn’t coming from his opponent, Andrey Rublev, who he was on his way to beating in straight sets in their quarter-final.
  • As the sun beat down on Flushing Meadows, the players – and crowd – simmered in the oppressive humidity.
  • “One player is gonna die. And they’re gonna see,” said the world No 3 as he wiped the sweat from his brow.

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