did they do away with the towels completely between points? did anyone's racket come flying out of their hands? i've broken way too many rackets that wayI'm sitting here watching the Montrerrey Open on tennis channel and it appears there's no toweling off between points. I forgot how annoying it is to watch and how it slows down the game. Congratulations to the WTA or whoever who put this rule into effect.
You should care because the time taken is time wasted for all people who are watching the game. Tennis is entertainment. We are the consumer so we have a right to demand our time not be unnecessarily wasted.I don't care if they towel off or not, even after an ace, as long as it all happens in the time allotted and they are serving no later than 20 (or 25, depending on the tournament) seconds after the last point.
Well, I can't stand the time wasting, either. But I would settle for actual enforcement of the rule for time between points lol.You should care because the time taken is time wasted for all people who are watching the game. Tennis is entertainment. We are the consumer so we have a right to demand our time not be unnecessarily wasted.
Greg Rusedski was certainly a pioneer. I recall him constantly calling for the towel at Wimbledon back in the late 1990s. McEnroe once commented on the practice in a discussion with Greg at Wimbledon a few years ago. He said, "Who started all that? Was it you?" and Greg smiled and looked rather sheepish!I did notice Nadal has started to take two towels with him to the back so he can go to either ball boy..i'm surprised nobody had thought of that. I'm not sure when all the toweling got started, anyone?