Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by TennisFan436, Jan 23, 2013.
MTO (actually 2 MTO's) for nerves getting the better of her. Is she ****ing serious?
I'd bet she's watched enough of Nadal's matches to know how it's done.
WOW!! can you really take MTO for that? :shock:
Yeah, pretty much. I have seen people complain about mto's here before. But this is the first time it was so absolutely blatant.
Sign of a true champion. /s
I see why no one like Vika.. even if she is a great player
Patrick McEnroe - "So let me get this straight. She had a lot of nerves and that's why she left the court. Unbelievable"
I thought the same thing. "Up, looks like my opponent has snagged the momentum, time for my (fill in the blank) to start hurting."
yeah but enforcement of mto rules is not a strong suit of pro tennis.
This cheapens the sport. Really sad.
When the on-court interviewer asked Vika about her medical timeout, and if that everything was alright...Vika could only say that she was nervous and upset at herself for not closing out the match. Wow...that's as good as admitting you took the MTO to mess up your opponent's rhythm.
Classless #1 is classless.
Damn, i guess i am watching the final with mute on.
If MTO's go longer than 3mins then should be allowed to take a game off per min the extra MTO takes.
she will be slaughtered for this...
guess who will talk to her first.. her agent .. to tell how to handle that
The problem is Sloane is too nice. She should speak up for her right.
She's making me puke.....Smugrenka. Such a loser.
Well at least Li Na will have 90%+ crowd support in the final.
She said she couldn't breathe...aka nerves. You should default the match if you take more than 5 minutes on a MTO.
That's just wrong!! ... take a 10 minute break before a 19 year old is trying to serve to stay in the match.. I lost whatever respect I had for Vika ... booo
Ok so Vika had a panic attack, isn't that medical?
Yep, that was me a few minutes ago.
U can`t default a player if he takes a long time for an MTO,but i think the rules say that if the MTO time has expired the player gets time violation,point penalties for like every missed 20 seconds or so.
So imo the umpire got it wrong here.If u allow an MTO then u should stick to the rules and give penalties for all the time it took to get back on court
Talk about icing the server. :???:
I think it lasted 10 minutes. Sloane was then ice cold serving to stay in the match.
Pathetic, this hooting owl should not have any fans.
She was nervous, so she took a break. ATROCIOUS. She should be penalized.
Why was Sloane just sitting though, thru the entire timeout. That was baffling as well.
The author of "Winning Ugly" is not happy that someone won ugly.
Vika needs to get her lies straight. First it was the two injuries timeout, the rib and the knees. Now it's her having a hard time breathing. And laughing a lot while telling that lie.
What a joke, the announcers said it was a rib and a knee, and then in the interview she said she couldn't breath, get your story straight CHEATER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
At least ESPN is finally doing the coverage right, the commentators are tearing into Azarenka for icing the opponent.
of course. I don't want to see anyone die of a heart attack or asphyxia on court.
Maybe she doesn't know the rule. If she step up to fight for her right, the umpire could have rejected Vika 2 MTOs.
What they should have is one and only one 5 min timeout allowed per match per player. And that timeout can be used for any reasons. If a player uses his timeout for nerves or whatever, then if he/she gets injured, well too bad, you forfeit. That will make player think twice before pulling that ****.
Panic attacks are not cardiac in nature. Don't even think of defending that mug.
Brad Gilbert @bgtennisnation
I think it is a really bad rule you can leave the court when the other playing is serving, and 2 diff injury timouts or clearing her head ?
Really, this happened? I was in the living room.
Shaking my head.
Unfortunately, you are wrong. Total BS, but it was legal. Chair umpire can't make the decision anyway.
Too bad - was hoping for a QUIET final w/o all the shrieking. Thank God for the mute button...
only issue is that it will become a strategic move and will be used as such... you can be sure your opponent will take one before you serve for set/match
If she honestly thought a heart attack could happen why would she lie and say she had knee and ankle injuries or whatever.
If Nadal was watching this match, I'd bet he was laughing his head off.
Actually I don't like Azarenka. Serena beating her everytime is an even better feeling for me than Rafa crushing Fred 19 times.
but if Aza is not feeling well she should get medical attention, that goes for everyone.
glad to see that the Nadal hate still permeates through in a Azarenka vs. Stephens thread.....
I may have been away awhile, but some things certainly never change. :/
I'm fine with that since you would be expecting your opponent to do it and it's not unlike many sports where the opposing team takes a timeout for tactical reasons.
You mean like this?
"I taught you well, Azarenka."
so is 'nerves' acceptable for not feeling well
I'm fine with the rules. It's when losers like Azarenka abuse such rules that irritates me.
Absolutely ridiculous and pathetic, cant believe that she got away with this. Hope Li destroys her in the final.
if you're not breathing because of it, then yes. :shock:
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