Australian Open Tennis updates - Tennis Review

Australian Open Tennis updates

Australian Open meteorologist Bob Leighton (L) and tournament director Craig Tiley at Melbourne Park; Tennis AustraliaAt the beginning of another highly anticipated summer there is good news on the weather front for tennis fans.

Tennis Australia CEO Craig Tiley today joined meteorologist Bob Leighton to preview a spectacular fortnight of world-class tennis at the Australian Open this January.

“It’s not going to be as hot as January this year, and we don’t expect a heat wave, ” Bob Leighton said.

“At this stage it’s looking like a normal summer, perhaps slightly warmer, with only one day hitting around 40 degrees, and little or no rain forecast.”

The addition of a third retractable-roof stadium, the stunning new-look Margaret Court Arena, has effectively ‘weather-proofed’ the Australian Open, and in line with the new facilities the Australian Open heat policy has been updated to ensure conditions are fair for all players.

“The heat policy, as always, will be applied at the Referee’s discretion, ” Craig Tiley said today.

“The decision on implementing the heat policy will take into account the forecast once the ambient temperature exceeds 40 degrees Celsius, and the Wet Bulb Global Temperature (WBGT) reading exceeds 32.5.

“When conditions exceed these levels the Referee is taking into account the forecast and state of play when making his discretionary call. We’ve been gathering data for a number of years now and the forecast process is more sophisticated than ever before.

“We believe this update will clarify and streamline the communications process for both players and support staff. We’ve consulted the playing group and this is seen as the fairest way to implement the policy by many of the top players.”

The other major difference from previous years is that matches currently in progress will continue until the end of an even number games in that set or completion of tie break. At the completion of the even number of games in that set or completion of tie break, play will be suspended.


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