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(Telegraph)   "Adventurous" reforms for tennis' 2017 U.S. Open include 25-second clock, in-game coaching   ( telegraph.co.uk) divider line
    More: Strange, Tennis, United States Tennis, time violation, theoretical time limits, regular tour events, little extra time, Grand Slam Board, Tennis Association  
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2017-07-07 05:30:49 PM  
The clock I don't mind but in-game coaching is ridiculous. As far as I'm concerned it's cheating.
 
2017-07-07 11:19:14 PM  

lindalouwho: The clock I don't mind but in-game coaching is ridiculous. As far as I'm concerned it's cheating.


It's kinda weird that every other major sport allows it (even basically requires it) and for some reason it's verboten in tennis.

I'm not necessarily supporting it, I just don't see a compelling reason it shouldn't be allowed. (I do not accept "It's tradition" as a compelling reason.)
 
2017-07-07 11:34:57 PM  

IAmRight: lindalouwho: The clock I don't mind but in-game coaching is ridiculous. As far as I'm concerned it's cheating.

It's kinda weird that every other major sport allows it (even basically requires it) and for some reason it's verboten in tennis.

I'm not necessarily supporting it, I just don't see a compelling reason it shouldn't be allowed. (I do not accept "It's tradition" as a compelling reason.)


The difference is team sports.
Big difference.
 
2017-07-08 12:45:51 AM  

lindalouwho: IAmRight: lindalouwho: The clock I don't mind but in-game coaching is ridiculous. As far as I'm concerned it's cheating.

It's kinda weird that every other major sport allows it (even basically requires it) and for some reason it's verboten in tennis.

I'm not necessarily supporting it, I just don't see a compelling reason it shouldn't be allowed. (I do not accept "It's tradition" as a compelling reason.)

The difference is team sports.
Big difference.


International beach volleyball doesn't allow coaching during the match.
 
2017-07-08 02:38:29 AM  

lindalouwho: IAmRight: lindalouwho: The clock I don't mind but in-game coaching is ridiculous. As far as I'm concerned it's cheating.

It's kinda weird that every other major sport allows it (even basically requires it) and for some reason it's verboten in tennis.

I'm not necessarily supporting it, I just don't see a compelling reason it shouldn't be allowed. (I do not accept "It's tradition" as a compelling reason.)

The difference is team sports.
Big difference.


Boxing, MMA, etc. allow it for individual competition. Why not tennis?

And doubles tennis is a team sport. How bout dat?
 
2017-07-08 07:14:00 AM  

seelorq: And doubles tennis is a team sport. How bout dat?


That is a streeeeetch.
And are you the Cash Me Ousside girl? ;)

/no sir, I don't like it
 
2017-07-08 07:29:19 AM  
I'm all about the shot clock, but with the chair ump getting to decide when to start it, I'm not sure if it will actually make a ton of difference to the speed of the game - some are strict about issuing time violations and others DGAF. but anything that might cut down on Nadal's OCD and Djokovic's ball dribbling is a plus.
 
2017-07-08 08:02:24 AM  

virulent_loser: I'm all about the shot clock, but with the chair ump getting to decide when to start it, I'm not sure if it will actually make a ton of difference to the speed of the game - some are strict about issuing time violations and others DGAF. but anything that might cut down on Nadal's OCD and Djokovic's ball dribbling is a plus.


Yep, but the in-game coaching will add time.
 
2017-07-08 08:38:08 AM  
Some are concerned that the crowd in New York - which tends to be more unruly than at other major events - might join in by shouting "five, four, three ..." as the clock reaches its later stages.

Hahaha. New York is why we can't have nice things.

Not only would they count down the last few seconds, they would do so when the clock was still at 10 or 11.
 
2017-07-08 10:45:28 AM  

lindalouwho: virulent_loser: I'm all about the shot clock, but with the chair ump getting to decide when to start it, I'm not sure if it will actually make a ton of difference to the speed of the game - some are strict about issuing time violations and others DGAF. but anything that might cut down on Nadal's OCD and Djokovic's ball dribbling is a plus.

Yep, but the in-game coaching will add time.


yes, and is a terrible idea anyway. in-match coaching needs to be removed from the women's game, not added to the men's.
 
2017-07-08 12:45:44 PM  
For those who act like it's crazy, Davis Cup and Fed Cup have in-game coaching and the WTA allows one visit per set. It's not unheard of or weird. It's even allowed at other levels of tennis.

Why not have a second set of eyes on you talking during changeovers? No reason it should make the matches any longer - you still have the same changeover time; coach has to get you the info then.

It's also not like people aren't coaching from the box. They just have to use non-obvious signals.
 
2017-07-08 01:49:24 PM  

IAmRight: For those who act like it's crazy, Davis Cup and Fed Cup have in-game coaching and the WTA allows one visit per set. It's not unheard of or weird. It's even allowed at other levels of tennis.

Why not have a second set of eyes on you talking during changeovers? No reason it should make the matches any longer - you still have the same changeover time; coach has to get you the info then.

It's also not like people aren't coaching from the box. They just have to use non-obvious signals.


For those that act like we don't already know all that... we do, we just have a different opinion on it than you do.
 
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