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Old 02-07-2013, 11:35 AM   #36
dman72
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Originally Posted by Vrad View Post
I like this idea. With the addition that after the player has used their allotted timeouts, they have to forfeit 1 game (the one being played if they are in a game, or the next one, if between games) if they still need to call an MTO.

Edit: I think this is necessary because of the bad publicity tennis would get if a player is not allowed an MTO after the allotted timeouts, and a player hurts themselves even more while playing through an injury. I mean, just consider how Nadal fans would react if he injured himself because he was unable to take an MTO after using his allotted TOs and injures himself and has to sit out 6 months. While their point may be invalid (Nadal should have forfeited if he couldn't play anymore, or shouldn't have used the TOs earlier) it would still hurt the sport's publicity.
I think it's MUCH worse publicity when Nadal and Azarenka use fake injuries to throw off their opponents.

If he's that prone to REAL injuries, he would just NEVER use his allotted timeouts tactically.
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