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Australian Open in doubt as bushfire smoke endangers players14 Jan 7:47am

Australian Open in doubt as bushfire smoke endangers players

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Player who suffered coughing fit in qualifying match says it should not have gone ahead The future of this year’s Australian Open is in doubt after bushfire smoke forced a player to retire with breathing problems and another match to be abandoned, with air quality in Melbourne dropping to the worst in the world overnight. Winds blew smoke from the fires in east Victoria and New South Wales into the city, with air quality in the centre since categorised as very poor by the Environmental Protection Authority.
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