Australian Tennis Open suspended in extreme 42C heat

The organisers of the Australian Tennis Open have suspended play amid extreme heat as temperatures soared to 42C.

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Australian Open suspension will cause severe disruption

The suspension of the Australian Tennis Open in Melbourne following two days of soaring will cause severe disruption to in ad schedule of 32 singles matches as well as doubles.

The Australian Open extreme heat policy has been implemented," said a statement.

The roof on Rod Laver Arena and Hisense Arena will be closed at the end of the set. Play will be suspended at the end of the set on all outside courts until further notice.

– Tournament statement

Temperatures could go as high as 44C according to forecast and remain high on Friday.

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