The heat is on Down Under

With temperatures predicted to soar to 109 degrees, players heed caution

Updated: January 14, 2014, 9:48 AM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPN.com

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Complaining about the heat at the Australian Open is like moaning about the rain at Wimbledon.

It happens.

"In Perth," sniffed one journalist from Western Australia, "we don't use the word 'hot' until there's a '4' in front of it."

For those of you in Jamaica, Belize and a few other assorted countries including the U.S., 40 degrees Celsius is 104 degrees Fahrenheit. In Melbourne on Tuesday, Day 2 of the Australian Open, it was 105 at 1 p.m. local ...

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