Originally Posted by uk_skippy
How many people can answer this Q (correctly)?
I serve a 1st serve fault, and my opponent breaks a string while returning it?
What's my next serve? Another 1st serve, or a 2nd serve?
I would say first serve since your opponent caused the delay. I'd give you the first serve anyway if I was the returner even if I'm wrong.
Here are a few rules that seem to be little known from the guys I play:
1. I can ask the opponent for their view of a shot they hit where they clearly had a better view than I did. And if they saw it out, they should say so when asked. Yet in years of playing, I have only ever had a handful admit their shot was out. The response is almost always, "I didn't see it" or worse, "It's your call."
2. Win the toss - and "defer." I almost never do it just because I get tired of explaining what it means.