Lets - Has anyone ever lost a match due to them?

I had a bet with a friend that you could lose a point due to too many lets. What I would like to know has there every been a case of someone loosing a point due to too many lets... If not, I have read that lets are not allowed in collage tennis. Would you agree that this makes his argument that you can't loose a point due to too many lets moot?

Any advice is much appreciated.

TT
 

JaoSousa

Hall of Fame
I do not believe any professional tennis player has lost a match because of too many lets. I remember Serena had 4 lets in a row, and that is the maximum I have ever seen.
 

DNShade

Hall of Fame
I had a bet with a friend that you could lose a point due to too many lets. What I would like to know has there every been a case of someone loosing a point due to too many lets... If not, I have read that lets are not allowed in collage tennis. Would you agree that this makes his argument that you can't loose a point due to too many lets moot?

Any advice is much appreciated.

TT
You lose the bet.

You can't lose a point due to lets. One can have infinity lets and still be on the same point.

Lets were done away with in college tennis as the players call their own lines and lets - and some players were taking advantage of that as a returner could call a let on a serve that was an ace even if it didn't touch the net etc - so now lets are just played out.
 
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Deleted member 766172

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I once hit a ball through the net because there was a hole in it. I didn’t know because I wasn’t wearing my glasses at the time (have since upgraded to contacts) and so I went for a big serve for my second serve, which I thought was still a first serve, and faulted.
 

lud

Hall of Fame
You gotta say Thiem was crazy lucky with lets vs Nadal. 5-6 net was on his side.
 

HuusHould

Professional
I think John McEnroe once accused the umpire of calling "imaginary lets" he asked him "how many imaginary lets are you going to call, you fat t$#d?" (At least he was quoted as saying that)

But obviously we're talking real let chords and unless its fast 4 they have to be after the serve.
 
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