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Another player leaves the court in a wheelchair after a tennis star says he can “die” in the heat of the Tokyo Olympics

Russian tennis star said he can “die” in breathtaking heat and humidity Tokyo Olympics On Wednesday, the Spaniard had to be removed from the court in a wheelchair due to heat stroke. The temperature rose to 88 degrees Celsius, which made the player struggle, but the heat index made it feel like a heat wave of 99 degrees Celsius.

Daniil Medvedev, who took two medical timeouts at Ariake Tennis Park on Wednesday and received one visit from the trainer, could at some point referee Carlos Ramos continue to play with him? I asked.

“You can finish the match, but you can die,” Medvedev said. World number 2 He answered that he was a male player. “Are you going to take responsibility if I die?”

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Russian Olympic Commission Daniil Medvedev will take a medical time out during the third round of the match against Fabio Fognini of Italy on July 28, 2021.

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For some reason, the second seeded Medvedev still won the Italian Fabio Fognini 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 to reach the quarterfinals of the Tokyo Olympics.

Spain’s Paula Badosa wasn’t very lucky. She left the court in a wheelchair after retiring from a quarter-final match against Markata Vendrusova due to heat stroke.

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Spain’s Paula Badosa will withdraw from the quarter-final match against the Czech Republic’s Marka Vendrusova on July 28, 2021.

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Badosa also had to withdraw from the mixed doubles match with his partner Pablo Carreño Basta.

Czech Vendrusova, who defeated Naomi Osaka the day before, won the first set 6-3. She is currently in the semi-finals and medal rounds, where she will face Ukraine’s fourth-seeded Elina Svitolina. Switzerland’s 9th-seeded Belinda Bencic will face Kazakhstan’s 15th-seeded Elena Ribakina in other semi-finals.

The problem faced by players was why the organizers did not require Medvedev and other players (including top-ranked Novak Djokovic) to move all tennis matches of the tournament in the evening early in the tournament. Asked questions about.

Later, Medvedev said he felt “darkness” in his eyes.

“I didn’t know what to do to make me feel better,” the ROC player added. “I was just ready to fall into court.”

After the match, Medvedev tweeted the message “Sillalive” on a sweaty red-faced emoji.

Near the end of Wednesday’s play, the organizers announced that the match would start Thursday at 3:00 pm to ease the players.The match started at 11am

Djokovic was lucky to be able to play in the second half of the day after the center court was overshadowed. The great Serbian player served nine ace and defeated Spanish training partner Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 6-3, 6-1 to continue bidding for the Golden Slam.

“The situation is tough,” Djokovic said. “I’ve been playing tennis professionally for 20 years, and I’ve never faced this situation every day in a row.”

Djokovic’s quarter-final opponent was Japan’s Kei Nishikori, who defeated Belarus’ Ilya Ivashka 7-6 (7), 6-0 to win the third straight title.

Djokovic then re-winned with Serbian partner Nina Stojanovic in the opening round of the mixed doubles tournament. They defeated Brazil’s Marcelo Melo and Luisa Stefani 6-3, 6-4.

In singles, Djokovic is trying to be the first man to achieve a golden slam by winning all four Grand Slam tournaments and the Olympic gold medal in the same calendar year.

Djokovic has won Wimbledon this year in addition to the Australian and French Open, so the Tokyo Olympic title and US Open trophy are needed to complete a unique collection.

On Court 2, Greece’s third-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas lost to France’s 14th-seeded Ugo Humbert 2-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2. ROC’s 12th seeded Karen Khachanov also eliminated Argentina’s 8th seeded Diego Schwartzman 6-1, 2-6, 6-1.

“It was a fight to see who could resist more. After 10 or 12 ground strokes, we were like The Walking Dead,” Schwartzman mentioned in a popular television series. Said.

Another player leaves the court in a wheelchair after a tennis star says he can “die” in the heat of the Tokyo Olympics

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