Originally Posted by jonnythan
I don't care about winning and losing, but I do care about fairness. I think a lot of this drama would be completely eradicated if people simply followed the code.
The emphasis on fairness is what causes situations to get out of control. Too many people are obsessed with everything being equal. Which is why you have situations like make-up calls when you believe the opponent is cheating (even though they may be completely innocent.
Life is not fair. And you should not expect it to be different on the court. Let things slide a bit and not obsess about getting everything even and you will enjoy playing tennis that much more.