In Photos: Dealing With the Hot Conditions at the US Open

Temperatures have been soaring in New York. Temperatures close to 38C (100F) were made more stifling by humidity levels of over 50%. French player Julien Benneteau, who won on day two, said matches in the middle of the day should not have been played. ‘They were lucky they only had retirements,’ said the world No 60.

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A tennis fan tries to stay cool. Six players were forced to retire from matches on Tuesday, with the United States Tennis Association (USTA) saying five of the withdrawals – Italian qualifier Stefano Travaglia, Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis, Argentine Leonardo Mayer, Russia’s Mikhail Youzhny and Serb Filip Krajinovic – were ‘heat-related’.

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