Medvedev, considered a contender for gold, took two medical timeouts during the match and once his trainer had to come on the court. He was seen resting between the points with the help of his racket. Seeing Medvedev battling the humidity and heat at the Ariake Tennis Park on Wednesday, chair umpire Carlos Ramos asked him if he would continue to play, to which he said I could finish the match, but I could die. Would you be responsible if I died?
Questions are being raised on the organizers
Second seed Medvedev, however, defeated Fognini 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 to reach the quarter-finals. It will take time for Medvedev to recover from this match and questions are being raised as to why the organizers did not heed the request of players like Medvedev and top seed Novak Djokovic to hold all the tennis matches in the evening.
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Permission granted to leave court for 10 minutes
After the delay of rain in the morning, the temperature reached 31 ° C, but according to the heat index, it was feeling as hot as 37 ° C. Medvedev and Fognini were allowed to leave the court for 10 minutes between the second and third sets. This was done by applying the law of extremely high heat. Medvedev will face sixth seed Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain, who defeated Germany’s Dominic Koefer 7-6, 6-3, for a place in the medal round.
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