time violations, soft warnings...

Anyone else getting annoyed with the "soft warning" when its after a longer point, and the sfu is trying to get the players attention on add in/out points? WTF they go from not enforcing it to enforcing it on still BS points and times, where is the discretion of it was a 10 plus stroke point. I think an extension should be in play of 5 seconds. For crying out loud put a gd clock on both ends.
 
How has Azarenka not gotten a violation on the return, when has it become ok to do a little walkabout before every return? More inconsistency from the tourney....
 

Crisstti

Legend
They should just go back to not enforcing it or giving soft warnings if the player is really taking too long.

Completely worthless rule. This isn't football. Time between points isn't taking time away from the other player.
 

coloskier

Legend
I don't think there should be any warning at all, unless it is a crowd issue. Otherwise it should be an immediate lose of the point, not the serve. You'd have everyone serving in under 15 seconds, and the rabbits and "defensive players" who need 30 seconds of rest after every point would die after the first set.
 

Rattler

Hall of Fame
The stronger enforcement of Time Violations is from the ATP, and it's been happening all year.....although admittedly the chairs had loosened up a bit in the Spring, but now, evidently they are stricter once again.

Because its this years tighter enforcement of the time is an ATP directive, it doesn't apply to the women.

I can remember not too long ago, you'd only hear of a Time Ciolation being issued on women's matches.
 

Crisstti

Legend
E

Ecoplex

Guest
They should just go back to not enforcing it or giving soft warnings if the player is really taking too long.

Completely worthless rule. This isn't football. Time between points isn't taking time away from the other player.
Totally disagree. If you put Nadal or Nole up against any of the greats of the past they would have kicked them off the court.
 
E

Ecoplex

Guest
Yep, check out some of these so-speedy classic tennis greats.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMaeabpig14

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-EYkuNBtgs

Look at how SLOW those two guys are. But they are "greats" right?

The entire thing is a Nadal witch hunt started by Federer's whining. It's time to let it go. All of the warnings and such just hurt the game. The guys aren't playing too slow. Period.
Actually, no. Agassi was the first (and only as far as I know) to actually halt play and complain. Montreal 2005 I believe. Federer only complained about in recent times.
 

Omega_7000

Legend
Actually, no. Agassi was the first (and only as far as I know) to actually halt play and complain. Montreal 2005 I believe. Federer only complained about in recent times.
According to the Tennis and Music guy, Federer is the devil and Nadal is an angel... Facts and logic cannot change that. :roll:
 

TheTruth

G.O.A.T.
Yep, check out some of these so-speedy classic tennis greats.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMaeabpig14

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-EYkuNBtgs

Look at how SLOW those two guys are. But they are "greats" right?

The entire thing is a Nadal witch hunt started by Federer's whining. It's time to let it go. All of the warnings and such just hurt the game. The guys aren't playing too slow. Period.
I couldn't agree more, anyone who has watched the game for at least ten years knows this.
 

citybert

Hall of Fame
There should probably be a shot clock some time in the future, or call it a serve clock obviously. A set X seconds.

Baseball probably needs this just as much.
 

topher

Hall of Fame
Actually, no. Agassi was the first (and only as far as I know) to actually halt play and complain. Montreal 2005 I believe. Federer only complained about in recent times.
Wrong, unless 2008 is "recent" to you. He was saying Roger's complaints started the TW witch hunt, not that he was the first or only to complain.

I like how you completely ignored the real thrust of his point though and nitpicked a random detail. Intellectual dishonesty at its best. Or do you agree that most complaints about Rafa's time wasting are biased exaggerations by a bitter fanbase? The rule's broken, if you want them to fix it then fine, but Rafa's a product of the system, not an abuser of it.
 

abmk

Bionic Poster
Yep, check out some of these so-speedy classic tennis greats.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMaeabpig14

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-EYkuNBtgs

Look at how SLOW those two guys are. But they are "greats" right?

The entire thing is a Nadal witch hunt started by Federer's whining. It's time to let it go. All of the warnings and such just hurt the game. The guys aren't playing too slow. Period.
LOL, wut ? those lendl-connors-mcenroe tactics were part of the reason why they the time-wasting rules were made more stringent.

and no, agassi was the first one to complain about nadal's time-wasting, not federer. But then why let facts get in the way ? :)
 
Top