British teenager Jack Draper collapses with apparent heat exhaustion at Miami Open | Tennis News

British teenager Jack Draper collapses with apparent heat exhaustion at Miami Open | Tennis News


Florida heat and humidity causes British player Jack Draper to retire from his first-round match against Mikhail Kukushkin at the Miami Open; the teenager ranked 316th in the world, was given a wildcard to play at the ATP Tour Masters 1000 event

Last Updated: 25/03/21 5:57pm

Jack Draper collapsed with apparent heat exhaustion at the Miami Open

Jack Draper collapsed with apparent heat exhaustion at the Miami Open

British teenager Jack Draper collapsed with apparent heat exhaustion during his first-round match against Mikhail Kukushkin at the Miami Open on Thursday.

The 19-year-old, who was making his ATP Tour debut after being awarded a wild card to the Masters 1000 event, was forced to retire with humidity hitting 79 per cent.

Draper is one of Britain’s brightest prospects and he showed more than enough in the 79 minutes it took for Kukushkin to win the opening set 7-5 to indicate he can play at this level consistently in the future.

But physically Draper clearly has work to do. He began to look increasingly troubled by the Florida heat and humidity and called the doctor trailing 6-5.

After having his heart-rate checked and blood pressure taken, Draper resumed, but down set point he fell to the floor.

He was swiftly attended to by medics and was sitting up with an ice pack on his neck when the umpire called the match for Kukushkin.

Johanna Konta faces Magda Linette in her opening match (Rhea Nall/USTA via AP)

Johanna Konta faces Magda Linette in her opening match (Rhea Nall/USTA via AP)

British women’s No 1 Johanna Konta takes Poland’s Magda Linette in her opening match later on Thursday, while world No 158 Liam Broady also plays in the men’s event when he takes on Serbia’s Miomir Kecmanovic after coming through two rounds of qualifying to make the main draw.

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