NEW YORK — The players who survived the dangerous heat and humidity that plagued the US Open on Tuesday and Wednesday now face a challenge that’s less obvious but no less daunting: recovery.
Not just recovering, but recovering sufficiently to find their A-games in the next round.
That complicated task can affect the entire course of a tournament (top seeds Caroline Wozniacki, Novak Djokovic and Angelique Kerber were among the players most impacted by Tuesday’s scorching heat), and it begins with replenishing body fluids. It includes techniques like ice baths and massage. Less obvious: the need to replace carbohydrates.
And to do so quickly.
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