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‘I couldn’t breathe,’ says tennis player as Australian Open qualifying hit by bushfire smoke

‘I couldn’t breathe,’ says tennis player as Australian Open qualifying hit by bushfire smoke

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  1. >”When we have doctors who state that playing in 45 degrees isn’t dangerous at the Australian Open and referees who state that wet grass isn’t slippery at Wimbledon, we must be able to find an expert who can certify that the air quality is sufficient, no?” he tweeted Tuesday.

    Nice…

  2. >A tennis player was forced to retire from Australian Open qualifying in Melbourne after collapsing with a coughing fit caused by bushfire smoke.

    I’ve been breathing it in for 5 months, imagine working outdoors doing labour in 30-40 degree heat & dealing with the smoke…

  3. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://wsvn.com/sports/i-couldnt-breathe-says-tennis-player-as-australian-open-qualifying-hit-by-bushfire-smoke/) reduced by 88%. (I’m a bot)
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    > A tennis player was forced to retire from Australian Open qualifying in Melbourne after collapsing with a coughing fit caused by bushfire smoke.

    > Practice for players already qualified for the Australian Open was temporarily suspended in Melbourne Tuesday as smoke from the fires, which have been blazing throughout the country for months, affected most of the state of Victoria.

    > "When we have doctors who state that playing in 45 degrees isn't dangerous at the Australian Open and referees who state that wet grass isn't slippery at Wimbledon, we must be able to find an expert who can certify that the air quality is sufficient, no?" he tweeted Tuesday.

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