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Sweat drips from the face of Rafael Nadal of Spain during a break in his first round match against Bernard Tomic of Australia at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014.
Scorching temperatures at the Australian Open thinned crowds at Melbourne Park and prompted players to pile bags of ice on their heads and necks between points.

Here's a look at how players and fans tried to beat the heat on Tuesday.

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Camila Giorgi of Italy cools off with ice pack during a break as she plays Storm Sanders of Australiia during their first round match at the Australian
Camila Giorgi of Italy cools off with ice pack during a break as she plays Storm Sanders of Australiia during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. ((AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama))


Fernando Verdasco of Spain cools down  during his first round match against Zhang Ze of China at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne,
Fernando Verdasco of Spain cools down during his first round match against Zhang Ze of China at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. ((AP Photo/Aaron Favila))

Lleyton Hewitt of Australia cools off with ice pack around the neck during his first round match  Andreas Seppi of Italy  at the Australian Open tennis
Lleyton Hewitt of Australia cools off with ice pack around the neck during his first round match Andreas Seppi of Italy at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. ((AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko))

Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan receives treatment by trainers during her first round match against Sloane Stephens of the U.S. at the Australian Open
Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan receives treatment by trainers during her first round match against Sloane Stephens of the U.S. at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. ((AP Photo/Aaron Favila))

Frank Dancevic of Canada lies on the court after collapsing during his first round match against Benoit Paire of France as temperatures topped at 43 C (108
Frank Dancevic of Canada lies on the court after collapsing during his first round match against Benoit Paire of France as temperatures topped at 43 C (108 F) at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. ((AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi))