Murray wants umpires to crack down on go-slow players

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  1. ksbh

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    No argument there and thanks for the edit! :)

    Nadal, Djokovic etc should cut out their crap. I did comment on the time wasting in my post that you responded to but just didn't produce names. I think it was fairly obvious I was referring to Nadal/Djokovic but this post should clear that up.

     
  2. Gaudio2004

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    Murray is totally right; the message is aimed at cheaters like Djokovic, Davydenko and Nadal.
     
  3. jazzyfunkybluesy

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    Are they cheating really?
     
  4. vanity

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    Oh please, Federer breaking racquets is obeying the rules?

    You find it annoying because your boy finds it annoying. You are too much of a fanboy to have your own opinion on matters. Time wasting is not a big deal as long as tennis is still being played. So i don't follow Murray's opinion.
     
  5. TMF

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    Time wasting is a BIG deal b/c it favors player like Rafa who needs more time to recuperate after wasting so much energy for running down balls, and for Novak who had breathing problem. Plus, players like to play fast pace on their serve like Andre and Federer are thrown off rhythm. That’s cheating and Rafa pretends to act innocent.

    I’m not supporting Murray’s comment either since he took a cheap shot by single out Verdasco at WTF. If he brings up Verdasco, he might as well bring up other names, especially a worst offender.....Rafa.
     
  6. drakulie

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    so, it would be ok to you if a player after each point, goes to their hotel, packs their bags, flies home for a few days, then comes back to play the next point?
     
  7. vanity

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    In other words, people are supposed to be like robots and not have a break? great!
     
  8. ksbh

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    Not to mention, his uttering of profanities at umpires. Poor example to set for young people watching tennis matches.

     
  9. drakulie

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    ^^no, they are suppose to play within the rules. if they don't, they should be penalized. What is so hard about this concept??
     
  10. drakulie

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    and he should be penalized.

    again, what is so hard about grasping this concept?? You think Federer breaking one racquet somehow makes it ok for nadal to break the time rule on every single point where he is serving??

    they are both wrong, and both should be penalized. period.
     
  11. TMF

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    Everything has limitation and that's why there are rules. If not, there's no control and player like Rafa will cheat by wasting time, which hurts the integrity of the game.

    Do you want to see a 3 set match that can last for 10 hours???
     
  12. drakulie

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    It's ok,,,,,,,,,, as long as they are playing tennis. :roll:
     
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    you should play to the server.

    it's pretty obvious federer has to play to nadal's speed when serving to him, and that isn't right.

    when rafa serves, when anyone serves, all that should happen is that the rule should be enforced.

    sometimes you have to be sensible, like when there's an epic point and the guys need a breather. but usually what happens is a 20 second ritual of grabbing the towel and walking around to avoid having to psychologically bow to the other player by waiting around for them in ready/serve position.
     
  14. TMF

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    Yeah, 50% standing around; 30% sitting down; 15% aligning the water bottles, pick his b***, adjusting his socks, etc.; and the rest is 5% is tennis.
     
  15. vanity

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    Again, huge exaggerations which arn't reasonable. A 3 set match will never be 10 hours long so lets not be daft here. You make it sound as if Nadal spends 5 minutes resting between each point. And that's just not right.
     
  16. vanity

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    Of course, because players will spend 20 minutes resting between each point... :roll:
     
  17. jazzyfunkybluesy

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    ahahahahahah

    You do have a point way too much time wasted. Its like playing golf behind some old codger with a walk behind bag. It can take 5 hours to play.
     
  18. P_Agony

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    Yes, because we've known each other for so long and you have read so many of my posts that you can pass judgment. Not.

    A) It's annoying, and it doesn't annoy Federer only - this thread is proof of that.

    B) I actually play tennis and I can't stand it myself. If you ever held a racquet on a tennis court (which it looks like you never have) you should know that focus is perhaps the biggest part of this game. Waiting for your opponent to serve takes away your focus and disturbs the pace of the match, and you'd more likely hit uncharacteristic errors due to it.

    C) Federer got his much deserved fines for breaking the racquet and yelling at the umpires. He did not obey the rules and got punished for it. He does not do it on a consistent basis, something you cannot say for the time wasters.

    D) There are rules. Federer didn't write them. The rules are there for something, and the players should obey them. I find it too funny that some *******s such as yourself cannot understand this simple concept. I'm sure if the situation was different (Fed as the time waster) you'd be all over the subject bashing Federer in 20 different threads.
     
  19. ksbh

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    D ... couldn't agree more! :)

    Anyone who breaks the rules, no matter who he is, should be penalized. It doesn't appear like that will happen anytime soon and much less that the ACP will do anything about it!

     
  20. TheMusicLover

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    Word. 10 chars.
     
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    Nadal clearly wastes time on purpose however. I think that is an indisputable fact. In fact, only Djokovic comes close to wasting as much time as Nadal does.
     
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    why are you all taking maximommy seriously????
     
  23. TheMusicLover

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    A welcome reminder! :)
     
  24. Mm10

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    When I'm watching tennis on TV i get a little impatient waiting for players to start again. Not just after their breaks but when they walk to the back of the court to choose balls and then the amount times they bounce the ball and then it starts all over again if they don't get the first serve in. Having said that, that's just the way tennis is!
     

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