erm, no, you just rarely see two sets go 1-6, 6-1. Imagine a grand slam match going:
6-1, 1-6, 6-1, 1-6, 7-6
That would be pretty weird. Usually if you totally dominate a guy in the first set you don't get totally dominated in the next set.
I'm not sure if that was a true hindrance though. Really, the ump can tell you how to stand now?
To me a hindrance is a noise or perhaps movement in the face of an opponent when both are at the net or something like that.
Lack of movement is now a hindrance? I don't buy it.
In other news...
There's rampant doping in ALL professional sports. Always has been, always will be. When there's that much money and fame on the line, you betcha there will be.
There are only those who get caught and those who don't.
This is my favorite point from the Rosol/Nadal match:
Rosol basically said "Watch this, I'm going to destroy your forehand with my backhand." Amazing point, utterly demoralized Nadal. If there was any hope of Nadal coming back by then, that...
Wawrinka was demoralized, deflated and exhausted when he lost the 2nd set in a tie-breaker. I don't think he was "unprofessional," he was just thoroughly beaten. He came out sprinting, knowing he had to win in 2 or he'd lose. He almost did, and expended 100% of his energy on those first two...
Highly unlikely. He'd still be crap.
Look at NBA basketball players. They're his height and have incredible movement abilities. They're amazing athletes, and I'm not even a basketball fan. Isner is not an amazing athlete.
I understand that tournaments in China don't draw big crowds, but my god even when there are Chinese players playing there's like 3 people in the audience.
They have garish music, fog machines, spotlights, etc. to introduce the players... and then when the lights come on all you can see are...
I don't understand the joke I guess. His serve is literally the only thing Isner has. And his serve is only good because of his height. He can't break Top-40 pros' serves, but they can't break his serve, so a huge percentage of Isner sets go to tiebreakers, which he often manages...
Tennis is a "game of angles," and greater height allows more angles. This, coming from a guy who's 5'8"
If Ferrer were Federer's height, he'd probably be #1 or 2. If Isner were Federer's height he wouldn't be Top 500.
*There are no plays or "patterns" in rec tennis!* I've said this before and I'll say it again. Just like there's no strategy in pee-wee football other than "hang onto the ball and run that-a-way!" and no strategy in kids' soccer other than "don't touch it with your hands and try not to get...
I don't know what's worse, being around New Yorkers or French people. At least the British are mostly quiet. Australian women are easy so AO is clearly the best. USO is probably the worst, but FO is a close second.