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

A fan has ice placed on their chest as temperatures rose to 98 F (37C) with a heat index of 107 F (41C) during the second day. The conditions led to tournament organisers implementing an extreme heat policy in men’s matches for the first time.

Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

Doug Cronk dips a towel into a fountain outside Arthur Ashe Stadium. Dangerously high heat in the northeastern United States has prompted emergency measures including extra breaks for players.

Photograph: Seth Wenig/AP

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