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Old 10-10-2011, 08:16 AM   #29
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Originally Posted by beeveewee View Post
The official should have stayed out of it altogether and left it to the players. Generally a roving official should not impose on a match unless appealed to by the players.

Second best would be to call the ball out if it was clearly out. Fairness in competition is the goal of the code, not technicality.
I agree. For one the officials role in this was uncalled for. Two, are we to make audible calls on everything? Like when i am returning serve and my opponent hits his first serve into the net, am i supposed to shout NET! (Which gets old real quick as i have had guys do that to me)

If we are going to be REALLY TECHNICAL the call should have gone to playerB because player A made loud sound that just might have affected the other player (just ask Serena about that one.
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