Originally Posted by OrangePower
...because of the difficulty of seeing ff's from across the net, they are rarely if ever called. So as it turns out, when they are called, it's usually an attempt at gamesmanship.
It's no more difficult to see a foot-fault then to see whether a ball is in or out, especially by the net man. A flagrant one can be easily seen from anywhere on the court--that's why it's flagrant. A human foot is much larger then a tennis ball and remains on the line longer then the hit by a ball. Most players have no problem calling a ball out, (but some do), it shouldn't be any different calling a foot-fault--but obviously it is or we wouldn't be discussing it here.