Simona Halep admitted to hospital with dehydration after the Australian Open final

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
If you're ever in the US, go play, or even just go outside, in say Arizona or California and then in Florida and then let me know what should be reevaluated.

Humidity is a far larger factor in how difficult it is to play than heat. The metric can probably be improved, but Novak/Monfils playing in hotter temperatures is irrelevant. You'd rather play in dryer heat over humidity 20 times out of 10.
I think he lives in Brisbane? No need to leave his own city to find out about humidity.
Yes, as an Australian i'm well aware of humidity. I still think that playing in 40+ degree heat (or whatever farenheit it is for the Americans) is obscene. They don't have to replace the wet bulb factor but could perhaps also add the option of wet bulb reading of blah OR a temperature higher than 40 degrees.
 

metsman

G.O.A.T.
Yes, as an Australian i'm well aware of humidity. I still think that playing in 40+ degree heat (or whatever farenheit it is for the Americans) is obscene. They don't have to replace the wet bulb factor but could perhaps also add the option of wet bulb reading of blah OR a temperature higher than 40 degrees.
Sure that's fair. Or ideally develop a system that weighs heat and humidity properly to set a threshold that is ideal for player/fan safety. There's some smart scientists and stuff out there.
 

ollinger

G.O.A.T.
Well this is a really bad look for the Australian Open. Simona Halep suffered extreme dehydration following her 2.5 hour final loss on Saturday night and was admitted to hospital for 4+ hours. She was released Sunday morning.




I think it's interesting that the women had to play with the roof open in the same heat as what the men are playing in right now and yet they get a closed roof. Something to ponder.


http://www.news.com.au/sport/tennis...i/news-story/6396a58ba3cc6223deda2b682c096212

Melodramatic nonsense. Nobody who's able to drink needs to be admitted to a hospital if dehydrated, and the brevity of her stay suggests it wasn't all that severe; athletes seem to have this thing about getting rehydrated by IV, but they can just as well drink on their own and rest some
 

Pavla

Semi-Pro
I'd rather play under a blazing hot sun than in terrible humidity. Wear a cap, sunglasses, dollops of sunscreen, frequent breaks in the shade with an ice towel and a bottle of water. But not much you can personally do to ameliorate humidity--unless you have a roof and AC.

Poor Simona. What a heroic effort.
 
Yeah, I know quite a few people who'd like to meet her under a closed roof :)

But back to tennis, yeah, there comes a time when it's too hot for a quality match and this year the AO seemed to have too many of these days. Tennis isn't football or soccer where playing under the elements is a part of the game; plus, in those sports you can always catch a breather. Seldom so in tennis.

With the weather patterns going crazy worldwide they might have to rethink many policies. After all, why build all those super expensive roofs if you don't use them.

They used them.

Just not to AD's liking.

Not that AD needs the roof to start one of the s***storms he/she is famous for.

:cool:
 

Shaolin

G.O.A.T.
Someone should tell Simona that you can drink on changeovers.

They have all kinds of scientifically formulated electrolyte drinks around and theres always good ol plain water.
 
Melodramatic nonsense. Nobody who's able to drink needs to be admitted to a hospital if dehydrated, and the brevity of her stay suggests it wasn't all that severe; athletes seem to have this thing about getting rehydrated by IV, but they can just as well drink on their own and rest some

Maybe she just likes getting pumped full of fluid.
 

70後

Hall of Fame
Like I said in the Ao thread, maybe a nice lush green grass court like Eastbourne will help with the heat?

Of course grass is expensive and difficult, requires top expertise. Some players want more prize money. So...
 
Melodramatic nonsense. Nobody who's able to drink needs to be admitted to a hospital if dehydrated, and the brevity of her stay suggests it wasn't all that severe; athletes seem to have this thing about getting rehydrated by IV, but they can just as well drink on their own and rest some

+ 1

:cool:
 
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