As we all know, despite a lack of mainstream tennis media coverage (ATP/Tennis.com, etc.), the poor air quality in Melbourne is having a massive impact on the tournament. At least one player, on the women’s side, had to pull-out of qualifying following a fit of coughing. Other players have had much difficulty playing or practicing. Even indoor courts are affected. Impossible to completely control the smoke, obviously. People have to breath.
Do they extend the tournament to three weeks? Do they shorten the men’s format to Bo3?
These concerns, of course, pale in comparison to the loss of life, countryside, and people’s homes.
How in the world do you hold a sporting event in these kinds of conditions?
I’m afraid the question has to be asked, seriously.
How about the dumbass claim that arson is more of a factor in this calamity than is climate change?