Everyone knows this rule too.He went out of his way to involve himself in the match. She freaked out but no way there should have been a coaching penalty. We all see the camera angles all the time. Coaches coach all the time, most of them can't help it. Issuing a warning for that is absurd. The racket smash is justified, we all know that rule. Issuing a verbal abuse warning for calling him a thief? That's weakness on his part. I've seen and heard much worse on both tours. Then again, so have you, you just don't care for Serena so there's really no sense in trying to make a realistic argument. I will say that I do feel badly for Osaka having her first slam overshadowed by all of that. She played incredible. You NEVER see anyone hit Serena off the court like that. Not Kerber, Sharapova, Mugaruza, none of them. Osaka played well physically and mentally. Too bad no one will be talking about that tomorrow.
We all look down on hamburgers, no? That is the vantage point while eating one. Unless your mouth is on your forehead? European mouths?Agree, different kind of culture, true. like Hamberger eating, head banging rock and roll kind of culture. Europeans look down on that kind of stuff because it doesn't have thousands of years of heritage behind it.
You can't be serious. This is an excellent trolling post. Top notch.I meant global coverage from New York to LA. Not foreign countries like Britain and France - I'm sure they would rather support one of their own Ramos the chair umpire. No surprise there. People from foreign countries don't like American sporting heros and their generosity and other great human qualities.
Carlos Ramos is a personification of the unfair advantage they exercise.
Pretty much agree on everything. NK is, vvveeerrrryyyyyy slowly, getting better but he could speed up the processI agree he's not malicious, that's partially why I like Nick. I'm not sure he's maturing though - I thought he was but then he tanked against Borna not too long ago and kind of dashed my hopes as far as that one.
And, yes, she was wrong to defend Patrick. She thought he wasn't coaching her, but he was and he said so. But more than anything, she made the mistake by going back to the incident so much. I thought she made her point very well when she said "I'd rather lose than cheat." Should've stopped at that and this wouldn't have been half the circus it turned into.
I haven't liked Ramos for a while tbh, which also factors into my view of the situation. He just has a way of inserting himself into matches, something Andy Murray called him on at Rio Olympics two years ago.
I'd be with you 100% if I hadn't got lucky with my current long-time girlfriend
They enforce them as much as he does. Other umpires call out coaching too. Some more than other, like with everything.Why don’t you? Just cause other coaches do it doesn’t mean it’s somehow suddenly right. Rules are rules. And if you get caught, I’m sorry but you have nothing you can say to defend yourself. This isn’t Carlos’ fault. He did a great job out there. It’s his other umpire colleagues that are being inconsistent and not enforcing the rules and thus causing confusion and controversy in these kinds of situations
Women around the world should be empowered by this power move. Stand up for your right! The right to be a sh1tty person.Billie Jean King is talking complete nonsense.
Anyway, good on Serena for fighting for women's rights, like that time when she threatened to shove a tennis ball down a female line-judge's throat.
he clearly made the best possible decision:As has become the case with most controversies, we have made it a choice between two extremes.
Serena was not blameless or heroic for yelling at the umpire, but that doesn't mean he made the best possible decision, either.
I love this part of the post.Yep, people are misguidedly calling out Serena as a victim instead of Ramos as a hero. If there's an issue with discrepancy, it's that other umpires aren't enforcing the rules and the blowback from this is just going to make it worse. Too many of the umpires don't want the criticism and just let the match proceed as rules are constantly violated. Some won't overrule because Hawkeye might make them look bad.
You can't blame the umpires in some respects. Social media and TV commentators get riled up whenever they try to "insert themselves" in a match by actually enforcing rules. Brad Gilbert, Chris Evert and Co. think penalties should only be given at inconsequential times and that when matches are close, umpires shouldn't be involved at all. This is the wrong mindset. If the penalties are meaningless, then the players won't follow the rules. They will take the advantages they can get away with. Human nature. Make the penalties mean something and they will obey the rules.
Incorrect. Just because there are two extreme points of views doesn't mean that one of them couldn't be completely right and other completely wrong. See climate change.Have to disagree. Stating that a complex situation with multiple points of view and experiences is going to have one party being absolutely righteous and the other absolutely at fault is quite unlikely. It's a much less bold claim to say it was probably a combination of mistakes from both parties, bad luck, and other circumstances.
Those statements are very generalizing, but there is an element of truth to them. For example "men shouldn't cry" because it's seen as a sign of weakness. Wheras women do sometimes cry and a good partner will let them do so and support her etc.Don't disagree at all it's a case by case basis. That is why I don't like the broad brush stroke statements like 'women rant but men are calm' or 'men shouldn't cry' etc.
You are wrong - Carlos dis his jobPatrick was attempting to coach Serena, probably deserved a warning. Patrick was wrong.
Serena over-reacted and breaking her racket was beneath her as was her temper tantrum after she received the penalty. Serena was wrong.
The umpire went over-the-top with the game penalty because Serena called him a thief. If you're that thin-skinned you have no right to be an umpire and much worse is said to umpires every day without any repercussions. Umpire was wrong.
Serena calling this sexism, is harmful to women. It minimizes what "sexism" actually is. There were two women on that court and for Serena to claim "sexism" is illogical and stupid. Serena was wrong.
The US Open fans that booed Osaka are idiots. Osaka played a brilliant game, she is a big part of the future of Women's tennis and she deserved cheers and a standing ovation. US Open fans were wrong.
"I bet you half my stuff that I'll love you forever"Exactly. I see marriages purely as a financial investment for which I will almost certainly lose out.
At least German Shepherds are loyal and loving lol
Problem is, some umpires are sticklers for the rules and some give leeway to the athletes. When this is the situation, they open themselves to criticism. Serena got arrested for driving 57 mph in a 55 mph area. I step back and say, "use your common sense, Carlos."This really does have to be the stupidest line I've seen repeated ad nauseum today.
By "unnecessarily inject" you mean do their job and enforce the rules.
Nah, they should just be allowed to do whatever they want, right? He should have just sat there and be abused repeatedly by her and done nothing lest he, the officiating umpire, "inject" himself into the match?
Rubbish, and you know it. He's there to do his job, and he did it.