There should be a penalty to the player for retiring a match due or a walkover

Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by Leelord337, Mar 9, 2014.

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Should Players be fined for retiring mid match or giving a walkover?

  1. Yes! (Federer Forever)

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  2. No! (since I'm a Djokovic fan)

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  3. I don't care at all...

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  1. Leelord337

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    One thing about the ATP tour that really bugs me is that players are retiring in the middle of their matches simply because they are sore losers! Gabashvili today for example, was losing 0-6 0-1 to Gasquet and decided to retire the match due to "illness" what the heck!, he knew he was gonna lose and didn't care about the fans who PAID for the tickets to watch his match. There were a few other retirements today too from the mens draw. Makes me so mad! I admire Roger for never retiring a match in his career. No other player can say that.

    I think the ATP should instate a rule that if a player retires a match or gives a walkover the next round they should be penalized prize money wise by lets say a realistic number, 10% of their earnings for that match. Players would be more apt to finish the match, and if they are really injured they wouldn't be penalized too much.
     
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  2. reaper

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    That retirement looked really bad. The player was probably inhibited by illness, but was capable of playing. He appeared to default because he couldn't cope with the thought of being double bagelled and retired to establish an excuse.
     
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  3. Leelord337

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    Yeah it definitely was. Also, I think the player that retires the most is Davydenko, he's quit about once every other tournament pretty much it seems. just look at his playing activity. its shameful for the sport too....something needs to be done
     
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  4. urundai

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    This is getting to be silly. Players like Del Po just show up to collect the visitation dues even knowing they are injured and can't play a match. He signed up for doubles as well (to boot).

    In my opinion, there should be some way to discourage this behavior. A fine or take points away from their ranking or whatever.
     
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  5. Kalin

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    The reason it won't happen is that they'd want to avoid having a player being forced to continue (to avoid a penalty) after suffering a legitimate injury
     
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    Two to one the Haas/Nishikori match today ends in a WD/retirement!
     
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  7. Russeljones

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    I don't really understand your issue with retirement. If the guy says he cannot continue, you have to believe him.
     
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