Originally Posted by jhick
I can understand excessive stalling, but to me it seems you are a bit overly sensitive about this subject.
For the first example above, what is the alternative? Hire a ball boy/ball girl for your matches? Leave the ball on the court risking injury?
The second tactic I don't see that often, but it wouldn't bother me as long as the time isn't excessive. Think of it this way; it also gives you a chance to recover from the previous point and focus on the next one.
And if many players don't realize that these tactics are being done to them, then more power to them, as it likely isn't affecting their game at all.
I am probably over sensitive because i try to be in shape for all matches and i'm thinking they are cheating by abusing the USTA rules.
Between points: 20 seconds maximum, play at serverís pace.
On changeovers: 90 seconds, ready to serve/receive.
During tiebreaks: no break if switching after 6 points.
Between sets: 2 minutes, may announce & leave court for water.
Bathroom breaks: 3 minutes, unless the distance is extreme.
Injury time-outs: 3 minutes (only one).