Tennis: When the heat is on... ... you could try a lettuce leaf under your hat
Tuesday 21 January 1997
On the day that Sampras sweltered through five sets at the Australian Open, Iacuone completed victory in a five-day race and then revealed the secret of his success.
Munching a salad before the concluding hour-long stage, Iacuone decided to put the lettuce under his helmet. Its high water content would keep his head cooler, he reasoned after getting the idea from his Spanish team- mates.
Such Spanish practices would not defeat the other heat victim yesterday: the floodlights, which went out for over half an hour during Thomas Muster's match against Jim Courier.
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