Time violation - a solution

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  1. pete92

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  2. drakulie

    drakulie Talk Tennis Guru

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    I played a guy who was conintuously stalling. I drew him into the net, and hit him in the back at point-blank range. This was after repeated attempts of asking nicely, quoting the rules, etc, etc, etc. wasn't working and he was being a jerk, so I went this avenue. I did it again a few points later, and we went at it, where we had to be separated. The guy was thrown out of the league. Apparently, there were several complaints about him already. :)

    Anyway, the Gonzo video is a good one. :eviL:

    Thanks for sharing.
     
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  3. ninman

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    just ban nadal and djokovic that will solve the problem.
     
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  4. kOaMaster

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    haha, GOOD answer, very good :D
     
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  5. TMF

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    Alot of blame should be pour on the empire. He/she should step up and prevent the player(s) from abusing the rule. Other sports like the NBA are very strict about timing...any violation the whistle is blown, but unfortunate not in tennis.
     
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  6. drakulie

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    This will most definitely erase this issue from our memory.
     
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  7. Cesc Fabregas

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    Its just a guideline its not a set rule, the people who constantley whine about this are probably people who squealed to the teacher about everything at school.
     
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    1 word: T A S E R S
     
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    Yeah, I get what you mean. Players should be allowed to go home between points, come back the next day and continue play whenever they are ready,,,,,,,,,,,, since it's not a set rule.
     
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  10. defrule

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    Nadal and Djokovic are comedy when it comes to time wasting.
     
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  11. aphex

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    You really are a clueless fanboy:

    from the 2009 official grand-slam RULEbook:


    I. TIME VIOLATION / DELAY OF GAME
    Following the expiration of the warm-up period play shall be continuous and a
    player shall not unreasonably delay a match for any cause.
    A maximum of twenty (20) seconds shall elapse from the moment the ball goes out
    of play at the end of the point until the time the ball is struck for the first serve of the
    next point. If such serve is a fault then the second serve must be struck by the server
    without delay.

    When changing ends a maximum of ninety (90) seconds shall elapse from the
    moment the ball goes out of play at the end of the game until the time the first serve
    is struck for the next game. If such first serve is a fault the second serve must be
    struck by the server without delay. However, after the first game of each set and
    during a tie-break, play shall be continuous and the players shall change ends
    without a rest period.
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    At the conclusion of each set, regardless of the score, there shall be a set break of
    one hundred and twenty (120) seconds from the moment the ball goes out of play at
    the end of the set until the time the first serve is struck for the next set.
    If a set ends after an even number of games, there shall be no change of ends until
    after the first game of the next set.
    The receiver shall play to the reasonable pace of the server and shall be ready to
    receive within a reasonable time of the server being ready.
    The first violation of this Section shall be penalised by a Time Violation warning
    and each subsequent violation shall be penalised by the assessment of one Time
    Violation point penalty.

    When a violation is a result of a medical condition, refusal to play or not returning to
    the court within the allowed time a Code Violation (Delay of Game) penalty shall be
    assessed in accordance with the Point Penalty Schedule.
     
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  12. TMF

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    And it was a 3 setter. If it was a 5 set format, the match could of last for 6 hours!
     
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  13. TheMusicLover

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    THIS.
    Of course it's up to the umpires to DO THEIR JOB, which is enforcing the rules (and yes, 'no time-wasting' is a RULE). Unfortunately, two of the main culprits are top players and like is the case in Orwell's Animal Farm, 'some are more equal than others'... so they get away with it, as the majority of the umpires seem to be spineless.
     
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  14. ronnyy7

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    Thanks for sharing. Comment Cesc?:>
     
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  15. wilkinru

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    I agree. Darth Vader would clean this crap up.
     
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  16. Petit Nicolas

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    What if Fernando just served? Is there a rule against serving when your opponent is not ready yet? That wouldn't be the nicest thing to do, but after a coupe of times he'll get the hint and stop stalling.
     
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  17. TheMusicLover

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    I don't think there's any 'official' rule against doing so, as it's the server that should dictate the pace, not the reciever. I do think it would be regarded as very unsportive though, comparable with serving underhandedly.
    Anyone who knows more about this?
     
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  18. All-rounder

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    Time wasting is only a problem when nadal and djokovic play. So at the moment its not a big issue.
     
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  19. P_Agony

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    Serena often takes her sweet sweet time.
     
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  20. JennyS

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    I bet Federer has been really tempted to do that to a certain rival of his:p
     
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  21. JennyS

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    Obiwan has taught you well:D
     
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  23. Cody

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    Just make them wear those dog collars and every time they go over the limit..
    Zap! :twisted:
     
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