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Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:13 AM

So How's the Australian Open Going? Some Tweets.

The Australian Open hasn't even officially started yet, and here we are:














Not to be overly dramatic, but in terms of lung destruction, all it actually takes is inhaling the wrong particle. Even well conditioned athletes shouldn't be competing in this air.

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Reply So How's the Australian Open Going? Some Tweets. (Original post)
Mike 03 Jan 14 OP
Botany Jan 14 #1
Mike 03 Jan 14 #2
Botany Jan 14 #4
lunasun Jan 14 #3
northoftheborder Jan 14 #5

Response to Mike 03 (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:16 AM

1. This will become the new norm

They might have to cancel the tournament.

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Response to Botany (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:19 AM

2. I mean, it's really sad, but rather predictable.

This could become the new normal: Every year, trying to host the Australian Open, then cancelling it due to poor air quality and collapsing athletes.

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Response to Mike 03 (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:34 AM

4. We are looking at a lot of new norms all over the world.

Storms in America's midwest now just park over areas for days on end flooding
the farm fields so they can't be planted.

And so on.

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Response to Mike 03 (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:34 AM

3. 2020 Carry on ...Who thought this would be a good environment for athletes to play in ?

Jakupovic said it was "not fair" that officials asked players to take the court in those conditions.
"It's not healthy for us. I was surprised, I thought we would not be playing today but we don't have much choice," she said.
It comes amid concerns over the air quality in Melbourne, with organisers earlier postponing the start of play by an hour, after the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) rated conditions as hazardous.

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Response to Mike 03 (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 11:51 AM

5. The players should just strike.

I can't believe they expect the athletes to compete in these conditions. It should be moved or canceled. I know that really messes up the year's tennis schedule, but these conditions should have been realized weeks ago. The players' health has to come first, not the money.

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