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Cazaux, Berrettini Suffering in Miami Swelter

Cazaux, Berrettini Suffering in Miami Swelter

By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Thursday March 21, 2024

The Miami heat is real – and daunting – and it isn’t the fabled NBA franchise that we speak of. Over the last two days there have been a few scary incidents at the Miami Open, with one player collapsing on the court, while another barely stayed on his feet.

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France’s Arthur Cazaux collapsed during his qualifying match against Harold Mayot, and had to be checked by medical doctors before being given the all clear.

74th-ranked Cazaux later reported that he was feeling much better.

“Hello everyone, A little note to tell you that I’m feeling better,” he tweeted. “I just left the hospital in Miami after spending the night in the hospital receiving treatment and a long series of tests. Today I am better. My blood pressure and my heart remained stable.”

Cazaux wasn’t the only one to suffer. On Wednesday Italy’s Matteo Berrettini nearly collapsed during his first-round loss to Andy Murray. The Italian wobbled before serving, and needed some time to gather himself, but pressed on to continue the match.

Even with temperatures below 80, the stifling humidity in Southern Florida can be extremely tough even for world-class athletes.

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