Originally Posted by crystal_clear
We won 6:2 1st set and lost 3:6 the 2nd set. Just played one point in the 3rd set, my partner got a phone call from wife the kid had nose bleeding and wanted him to come home right away to send the kid to the hospital. My partner told wife we were going to finish the match soon and we continued to play. We lost 1:6 quickly.
I feel we shouldn't continue and should retire instead. I appreciate partner committed to the match but we can't win without focusing on the game and we will be sorry if anything goes wrong with the kid due to the delay.
This doesn't even make sense. You are actually taking issue with the decision your partner made about his family. Fine. You are free to do so. It's a judgment call, and his call to make. It's certainly not worth posting here, now is it? Nor is it a tennis related issue.
However, the real reason you posted this, is that you are bitter about losing the match. Well, the REAL alternative you suggest was defaulting, so you lose anyways.
If you think it through, you'll realize that the only option open to him, which leaves you possibly capable of winning, was not to take any calls from his wife, and to instruct the captain to do the same. Now is that what you want? Gee, you seem to think his family should be the priority.
It's too bad that you got distracted and lost your match. These things happen. Defaulting wouldn't have changed that outcome. At worst, he spent an additional fifteen minutes losing 5 games "quickly". You really think that parenting offense is worth posting here about?