Miami Open star who collapsed mid-match shares health update after leaving hospital | Tennis | Sport

Arthur Cazaux has revealed that he has left hospital following his collapse at the Miami Open on Monday. The French star dropped to the ground during the third set of his qualifier clash with Harold Mayot and was forced to retire from the match.

Cazaux led 2-1 in the third-set decider and looked set to earn a break point before collapsing, leaving the Miami Open crowd panicked. The world No 74 was waiting for Mayot’s serve before suddenly dropping to the clay and laying flat on his back.

A ball boy was the first to rush to the aid of the 21-year-old, prompting the umpire to leave their seat and approach the incident. Members of the medical team then came to the rescue of Cazaux and the French prospect was tended to before being taken off of the court on a wheelchair.

He was then taken to hospital to be treated. Cazaux has now announced that he has since been discharged following a series of tests. In a post on Instagram, he wrote: “I have just left the Miami hospital after spending the night there receiving care and a long series of tests. Today my physical condition is better, my tension and my heart have remained stable.”

Plenty of support has poured in for Cazaux since his medical scare, and his update was a welcome surprise for his fans that were concerned about his welfare after watching the drama unfold in the Miami heat.

Temperatures in Florida have been a key talking point, once again, at the competition. It reached 31 degrees Celsius on Monday when Cazaux collapsed, with approximately 68 per cent humidity, though – much to the relief of players in the main draw – temperatures are set to cool before Wednesday.

Mayot has also spoken out since his opponent was forced to retire, responding to some tennis fans criticising him for not noticing that Cazaux had collapsed. He wrote: “The match was dense and by the time Arthur falls I am focused on the next point and didn’t see him falling,” the 22-year-old wrote on Instagram. “I went to his side the moment I realised that he was not suffering from simple cramps.

“Arthur and I are childhood friends, and there is only fraternity and respect between us. Whatever happens, it is never satisfying to win a match like this. Get well and come back soon bro [heart emoji].”

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