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Gary, I'm an old fashion guy. I was against TBs too. I want tennis to stay traditional if you wish. It has always been one 'worrier' against another. That is what I love about tennis. Yes, I'm against the shot clock too. It doesn't really work. So, what's the point?Question, and this could be for all against coaching:
Do you feel really strong about it? Would the way it is done make a difference?
I'm thinking of at least two very different scenarios, but of course there could be a lot more.
1. A coach is front and center, ready to "help" at any moment. That seems more like what you would expect with very young, inexperienced players.
2. You have short windows for coaching, maybe at the end of a set. You might in that case see the same thing going on that already happens in the lock room.
As I've said, I don't have any kind of strong view about this. I was 100% behind a shot clock but feared it might be done ineffectively, which is what has happened. I like TBs in the last set of a major to prevent a match going on forever as has happened and leaving the eventual winner so depleted that he has nothing left for the next match.
A player A is ready to serve and someone who is drunk from the crowd yells something stupid. It happens all the time. So, the umpire has to start the shot clock again.
I mean, you coach players before a match. You can coach them after the match but not during the match. It's silly. It is one on one and that is so beautiful about tennis. Some people will disagree with me, but it doesn't matter.
What is next. BO3 at majors? I don't think so.