Sargsian - Mathieu 3rd round match yesterday

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by BreakPoint, Sep 5, 2004.

  1. BreakPoint

    BreakPoint Bionic Poster

    Feb 18, 2004
    In the 5th set tiebreak, Sargsian was serving at 5-4 and Mathieu hit a return that clipped the line. The ball was called out even though Hawkeye (ShotSpot) showed the ball was clearly on the line. This was obviously a crucial point. It gave Sargsian 6-4 in the tiebreak and two match points instead of being tied up at 5-5. Mathieu complained about the call to no avail but it clearly aggravated him. In frustraion, on the next point (match point) he hits the return of serve into the middle of the net. Very dissapointing way to end an extremely high quality and entertaining match with lots of drama and intensity. Mathieu's service game at 4-4 in the 5th went to like 8 deuces.

    My confusion is that, at the time, Courier said he was glad that the officials got the call right and this was right after they had shown the Hawkeye replay showing the ball was in. Did Courier miss the Hawkeye replay? Why did he say the officials got the call right when they clearly got the call wrong. Hawkeye showed the ball in but the linesman called it out. :?
    The difference between 5-5 and 6-4 in the 5th set tiebreak is huge.

    BTW, I'm not taking anything away from Sargsian. He played his heart out and played a tremendous match coming back from 2 sets to love down. He deserved to win. Congrats to Sarge!! :D
  2. robkat

    robkat Semi-Pro

    Feb 18, 2004
    Aledo, TX
    I was a bit confused by that too ,along with Courier's comments. but after looking at the replays, I thought Mathieu was complaining about the call on Sargian's shot previous to that, that was close on the baseline and that was the Hawkeye replay they showed. which lead to Courier's statement, that "They got the call correct". Anyway it was a great match to watch.. very exciting and emotional and both players played their hearts out
  3. bee65n

    bee65n New User

    Feb 21, 2004
    However, when Mathieu was serving at 5sets apiece in the fifth set, Sargsian hit a shot (on break point) that was on the line, but which was called out. If a correct call had been made, Sargsian would have served for the match at 6-5 and would have most likely won the set at 7-5 (I'm not talking about the tiebreak by the way). So in the end, it kind of evened out.
  4. !Tym

    !Tym Hall of Fame

    May 6, 2004
    Huh, I thought that Sargisian was wrong on the call. Hawkeye said so. He had break point, and thought Mathieu's ball landed clearly out. However, the instant replay and Hawkeye seemed to confirm the ball did in fact land in, point rightfully to Mathieu, which is why Courier and the commentator were saying that Sargisian saw that ball with his heart rather reality.
  5. James Brown

    James Brown Semi-Pro

    Feb 19, 2004
    sargisian was wrong and mathieu was right, courier messed up and the wrong man won. that about sums it up.
  6. bee65n

    bee65n New User

    Feb 21, 2004
    I remeber this point. The point I was talking about was a point they played after this I think. Didn't Sargsian have a multiplebreak points in the 5th set at 5-5?
  7. tiebreaker

    tiebreaker New User

    Jun 30, 2004
    Unfortunately, there were multiple bad calls
    in that great match. This is always going
    to be a part of the professional game as long
    as human beings are calling the lines.

    As pros the players have to learn to deal
    with those situations. It comes with
    the territory. Players appeal to the chair
    when they think they have been wronged
    but go bonkers when the chair reverses
    calls for their opponents. No win situation
    for all.

    Interesting to hear both Agassi and Jennifer support
    use of a Spot-shot type device.
    I think most fans would be for that, too.

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