Played a doubles match yesterday against a player who always called out the score loud and clear before each point--which is a good thing! But, it was always phrased as a question, 40-15? for instance--that is, until the end of the match, which he and his partner won. Then he stated the score declaritively, no longer in the form of a question. I've never experienced this before and found it interesting from a psychlogical standpoint. My partner kept saying "right" to be amiable. But while he was saying "right" our opponent was going into his motion. I found this increasingly annoying and a distraction. Good tennis requires TOTAL focus. This is difficult to do when a question is hanging in the air, begging to be answered, just as you are TRYING to focus your concentrarion on a serve, that may be coming at 100 miles an hour at you. It was interesting that when he was serving for the match, and he was confident 0f winning, he suddenly declared the score without the rhetorical question intonation and stated it with authority. Can't say it effectd the outcome of the match, from my end of it, because I didn't bother saying "right" all the time, but it may have effected my partner's conentration, since he would quietly answer "right" an instant before attempting his return. It's why they tell you not to chew gum and hit at the same time. When your jaws are moving, so are your eyes, throwing off your focus. Don't be that player!