US Open quarterfinal is delayed after fan COLLAPSES in the stands amid sweltering New York heat
- The matchup was halted for just over eight minutes as a man was tended to
- He look rather distressed amidst sweltering conditions inside Arthur Ashe
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Madison Keys’ quarter-final matchup with Marketa Vondrousova on Arthur Ashe Stadium was delayed Wednesday night as a fan was treated for an undisclosed medical issue.
The game was delayed for just over eight minutes as a male patron received assistance before he was carried out after initially collapsing.
Keys and Vondrousova had already begun the game by this point, with the American serving in the opening game.
The No. 17 seed holds a one-set advantage over the No. 9 Czechian at the time of writing.
During the break in play, Keys generously took water and towels to a security guard so they could be passed on to those aiding the male patron.
Madison Keys’ quarter-final matchup was delayed by over eight minutes due to the episode
Keys generously took water and towels to a security guard so they could be passed on to him
Conditions inside Arthur Ashe and beyond have been rather uncomfortable as New York City endures a heatwave.
Earlier Wednesday, on another steamy hot day with temperatures in the mid-90s Fahrenheit (32 Celsius) world No. 3 Daniil Medvedev gave a grim warning to tournament organizers.
‘One player is gonna die. And they’re gonna see,’ Medvedev said before powering on for a 6-4 6-3 6-4 win.
‘Honestly, at the end of the first set I kind of couldn’t see the ball anymore,’ he said.
‘I kind of played with sensations. Just tried to go for it, tried to run, tried to catch the balls and he did the same.