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A tennis player collapsed during his Miami Open qualifying match on Monday afternoon.

Arthur Cazaux fell to the floor during the third set against Marold Mayot and was forced to retire from the match. Cazaux had just won the second set, 7-5, to extend the match, and was leading the final set, two games to one.

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Arthur Cazaux

Arthur Cazaux of France  plays a forehand in their round four singles match against Hubert Hurkacz of Poland during the 2024 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 22, 2024 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Daniel Pockett/Getty Images)

Marlot was just about to serve when Cazaux fell sideways and lay on his back for several seconds before being checked on by staff.

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The chair umpire said Cazaux was forced to retire “due to illness.”

Temperatures in Miami reached 87 degrees with 70% humidity The heat played a role in Jack Draper fainting in 2021, the New York Post noted.

Arthur Cazaux returning shot

Arthur Cazaux of France plays a forehand in their round two singles match against Holger Rune of Denmark during the 2024 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 18, 2024 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Morgan Hancock/Getty Images)

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Cazaux was making his first-ever appearance at the Miami Open this year. He’s played in seven grand slams, making his Australian Open debut earlier this year.

He was one win away from a quarterfinals match against Daniil Medvedev in January, but after winning the first three rounds, he lost in straight sets to Hubert Hukacz, ranked No. 9 at the tournament.

Arthur Cazaux backhand

Arthur Cazaux of France looks to return a ball against Pedro Martinez Portero of Spain in their Men’s Singles 1st Round Qualifying match during day one of Mutua Madrid Open at La Caja Magica on April 24, 2023 in Madrid, Spain.  (Mateo Villalba/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

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It was his best performance at a grand slam, as he previously only got to the first-round in both the French and US Opens last year.

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