What do you do?

frinton

Professional
I played an official match last week as part of an inter-company championship (team competition). In the second set at 3:3 I was serving and up 40:15. I book the next point and call the game. My opponent insists it is 40:0 as he can't remember having made a point. I try to go through the points, but can't remember which point he had made. I figure whatever and continue the game at 40:0... later in the game I make a double fault and remember that the point I had lost earlier in the game was also a double fault. I let the other guy know...what do you do in such a situation? On one hand it was clearly my game and we shouldn't have continued the game. On the other hand we had continued. Anyway - I was angry with myself for letting him pick that game from me, as in the end I lose the game.
Any thoughts other than I should have wiped his *** anyway?
 

Hangman

Rookie
Didn't you or your opponent remember which side you served on that last point at 40:15? Its pretty easy to know if the was 40:15 or 40:0 if you served from the deuce side (right hand side), should't have been any argument there since it cannot be 40:0 if you served from right side.
 

frinton

Professional
Thanks all for chipping in:
I usually do call the score, but my opponent didn't and obviously did not pay attention. When I served at 40:15 I served on the right side and I called it game after I wont the point. He was of the opinion, that it was 40:0 after that point. So that my serve happened at 30:0. Thinking back to it I should have actually pointed out to him, that we had played at least 3 points in that game already.
 

Limpinhitter

G.O.A.T.
Thanks all for chipping in:
I usually do call the score, but my opponent didn't and obviously did not pay attention. When I served at 40:15 I served on the right side and I called it game after I wont the point. He was of the opinion, that it was 40:0 after that point. So that my serve happened at 30:0. Thinking back to it I should have actually pointed out to him, that we had played at least 3 points in that game already.
In my opinion, if I remember correctly, once you played the next point, you conceded the score.
 

user92626

G.O.A.T.
Dude, move on and play. I have beaten plenty of people who got hung up (distracted) by a couple of points. That's the value of experience and mental toughness. Objectively it's very rare to lose a whole match due to 1 or 2 points.
 

Lance L

Semi-Pro
Use this as a learning experience. Call the school before each serve. When my opponent is serving, if he won't call the score out I do it for him.
 
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