Australian Open: Andy Murray warns organisers against 'tragedy' due to high temperatures

Andy Murray, who won his first round match on Tuesday, questioned if it was safe to continue playing in temperatures which touched 42.2 degrees celsius. On one of the hottest days the tournament has ever seen, untoward incidents littered the day and overshadowed the conclusion of round one at Melbourne Park.

updated: January 15, 2014 09:57 IST
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Melbourne: Andy Murray warned organisers on Tuesday, that they were risking a tragedy as extreme temperatures caused players to faint and vomit in a day of extraordinary scenes at the Australian Open. (It's the Australian Oven as temperatures sour)

The Scot, who safely progressed alongside Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, queried whether it was safe to play in temperatures which touched 42.2 Celsius (108 Fahrenheit).

"Whether it's safe or not, I don't know. You've just got to be very careful these days," said the world number four after his first-round win against Japan's Go Soeda. (Aus Open: Melbourne on fire)

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