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Japanese fans watch the second round match between Kei Nishikori of Japan and Dusan Lajovic of Serbia at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne on Thursday. Nishikori won 6-1, 6-1, 7-6 (7/3). The temperature was 38 degrees at 11 a.m. and is forecast to hit a high of 44 degrees in the afternoon. Organizers suspended play for an hour in the afternoon.

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Atsuii, nah !

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Global warming peeps, Australia has had it's hottest year ever recorded and the US is in a blizzard.

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I don't want to be nasty but images like this are the reason that Japanese tend to be found slightly amusing when overseas.

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"I don't want to be nasty but images like this are the reason that Japanese tend to be found slightly amusing when overseas."

And yet: "Organizers suspended play for an hour in the afternoon."

And:

http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/15/sport/tennis/australian-open-weather-heat/index.html

Maybe this kind of attire is only a natural reaction.

Sometimes when you don't want to be nasty, maybe it's best not to say anything.

-8 ( +4 / -12 )

Calm down sourpuss. I'm an Aussie expat and I thought exactly the same thing. Anyway, there would've been far sillier attire worn by some of the sports nut locals so who cares?

Melbourne is a world class host for many major sporting events but if they can't move the tennis Open away from the hottest few weeks of the year they probably shouldn't have it anymore. Brisbane and Sydney would be more than capable alternatives.

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I see that the woman is afraid to receive a tan and prefer to look like a ghost.

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I dress like that when I'm cold.

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Its good to see fellow country men and women supporting there players in any weather.

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The fan on the right looks Vietnamese, ha ha!

Playing tennis in 40 degree heat? Heat stroke, anyone?

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

At least she wasn't wearing the ironmonger's visor. That is completely creepy, along with the arm socks. Never seen any nation so blasted afraid of the slightest exposure to The Sun.

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@fruitsbasketfan - maybe she doesn't want to have skin cancer? also, what's wrong with her wanting to maintain her current skin tone, instead becoming tanner? not everyone wants the toasted bread look. http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/04/17183166-tan-mom-patricia-krentcil-looking-for-her-place-in-the-sun?lite

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