Sleep-Deprived, But Into the Next Round

Night tennis at US Open often has the threat of turning into morning tennis as players compete hard against one another.

updated: September 03, 2014 14:26 IST
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The sunset as Gael Monfils of France plays against Jared Donaldson of the United States during their men's singles first round match.


New York: As the players grew red in the face and called for the trainers on a muggy Tuesday at the U.S. Open, the thought of a night match sounded like relief.

Imagine the relative cool of a late-summer evening; floodlights instead of sunlight, ice in the bigwigs' drinks instead of ice bags on the changeover. (Complete coverage of US Open)

But there is a definite dark side to night tennis at Flushing Meadows, where it too often threatens to become morning tennis.

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