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Date: 04 Jan 2009 12:47:42
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Subject: Cash calls for serve clock to stop Nadal and Djokovic stalling ...
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/tennis/article5439515.ece

Let=92s study Nadal first. He makes a mockery of the rule in Grand Slam
and Davis Cup tennis that states there should be no more than 20
seconds between the end of one point and the ball being served for the
next. He calls for his towel, then fiddles with his underpants in that
less-than-becoming manner, which has become his trademark. Finally, he
steadies himself, gathers his focus and then sets out to bounce the
ball about 15 times before getting it into play.

Djokovic can be even worse. Admittedly, he does not feel the need to
rearrange his underwear for every point, but then his ball bouncing
can become almost interminable. Those who have either the patience or
the willpower have counted up to 25. Then, bizarrely, when the moment
comes to serve, his action is very quick, which means that the
opponent is almost taken by surprise.

Can we call this cheating? Certainly it contravenes the rules of the
game. The fact that somebody as impeccably mannered as, say, Roger
Federer regularly gets a little bit peeved underlines the need for
this issue to be addressed. Are Nadal and Djokovic playing on the fact
that umpires are not going to take hard-line action and therefore
using the knowledge to give themselves an unfair advantage? The answer
is irrefu-tably yes.





 
Date: 04 Jan 2009 18:03:34
From:
Subject: Re: Cash calls for serve clock to stop Nadal and Djokovic stalling
On Jan 4, 6:57=A0pm, Dave Hazelwood <the_big_kah...@mailcity.com > wrote:
> On Sun, 04 Jan 2009 22:53:43 +0200, Sakari Lund
>
>
>
>
>
> <sakari.l...@welho.com> wrote:
> >On Sun, 4 Jan 2009 12:47:42 -0800 (PST), gregor...@hotmail.com wrote:
>
> >>http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/tennis/article5439515.ece
>
> >>Let=92s study Nadal first. He makes a mockery of the rule in Grand Slam
> >>and Davis Cup tennis that states there should be no more than 20
> >>seconds between the end of one point and the ball being served for the
> >>next. He calls for his towel, then fiddles with his underpants in that
> >>less-than-becoming manner, which has become his trademark. Finally, he
> >>steadies himself, gathers his focus and then sets out to bounce the
> >>ball about 15 times before getting it into play.
>
> >>Djokovic can be even worse. Admittedly, he does not feel the need to
> >>rearrange his underwear for every point, but then his ball bouncing
> >>can become almost interminable. Those who have either the patience or
> >>the willpower have counted up to 25. Then, bizarrely, when the moment
> >>comes to serve, his action is very quick, which means that the
> >>opponent is almost taken by surprise.
>
> >>Can we call this cheating?
>
> >Let's ask what Hazelwood thinks.
>
> I am very happy somebody on the inside is speaking out because this
> CHEATING is a disgrace to the sport and Nadal is NOT #1. He's a
> CHEATER.

D E L U S I O N A L.


 
Date: 05 Jan 2009 12:16:21
From: DavidW
Subject: Re: Cash calls for serve clock to stop Nadal and Djokovic stalling ...
gregorawe@hotmail.com wrote:
> http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/tennis/article5439515.ece
>
> Letís study Nadal first. He makes a mockery of the rule in Grand Slam
> and Davis Cup tennis that states there should be no more than 20
> seconds between the end of one point and the ball being served for the
> next. He calls for his towel, then fiddles with his underpants in that
> less-than-becoming manner, which has become his trademark. Finally, he
> steadies himself, gathers his focus and then sets out to bounce the
> ball about 15 times before getting it into play.
>
> Djokovic can be even worse. Admittedly, he does not feel the need to
> rearrange his underwear for every point, but then his ball bouncing
> can become almost interminable. Those who have either the patience or
> the willpower have counted up to 25. Then, bizarrely, when the moment
> comes to serve, his action is very quick, which means that the
> opponent is almost taken by surprise.

The last few times I've watched Djoker his ball-bouncing hasn't been too bad.

> Can we call this cheating? Certainly it contravenes the rules of the
> game. The fact that somebody as impeccably mannered as, say, Roger
> Federer regularly gets a little bit peeved underlines the need for
> this issue to be addressed. Are Nadal and Djokovic playing on the fact
> that umpires are not going to take hard-line action and therefore
> using the knowledge to give themselves an unfair advantage? The answer
> is irrefu-tably yes.

Exactly. Nadal can do what he likes. It is not cheating. If he's breaking the
rules then umpires should enforce them.




 
Date: 04 Jan 2009 22:53:43
From: Sakari Lund
Subject: Re: Cash calls for serve clock to stop Nadal and Djokovic stalling ...
On Sun, 4 Jan 2009 12:47:42 -0800 (PST), gregorawe@hotmail.com wrote:

>http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/tennis/article5439515.ece
>
>Letís study Nadal first. He makes a mockery of the rule in Grand Slam
>and Davis Cup tennis that states there should be no more than 20
>seconds between the end of one point and the ball being served for the
>next. He calls for his towel, then fiddles with his underpants in that
>less-than-becoming manner, which has become his trademark. Finally, he
>steadies himself, gathers his focus and then sets out to bounce the
>ball about 15 times before getting it into play.
>
>Djokovic can be even worse. Admittedly, he does not feel the need to
>rearrange his underwear for every point, but then his ball bouncing
>can become almost interminable. Those who have either the patience or
>the willpower have counted up to 25. Then, bizarrely, when the moment
>comes to serve, his action is very quick, which means that the
>opponent is almost taken by surprise.
>
>Can we call this cheating?

Let's ask what Hazelwood thinks.


  
Date: 04 Jan 2009 23:57:42
From: Dave Hazelwood
Subject: Re: Cash calls for serve clock to stop Nadal and Djokovic stalling ...
On Sun, 04 Jan 2009 22:53:43 +0200, Sakari Lund
<sakari.lund@welho.com > wrote:

>On Sun, 4 Jan 2009 12:47:42 -0800 (PST), gregorawe@hotmail.com wrote:
>
>>http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/tennis/article5439515.ece
>>
>>Letís study Nadal first. He makes a mockery of the rule in Grand Slam
>>and Davis Cup tennis that states there should be no more than 20
>>seconds between the end of one point and the ball being served for the
>>next. He calls for his towel, then fiddles with his underpants in that
>>less-than-becoming manner, which has become his trademark. Finally, he
>>steadies himself, gathers his focus and then sets out to bounce the
>>ball about 15 times before getting it into play.
>>
>>Djokovic can be even worse. Admittedly, he does not feel the need to
>>rearrange his underwear for every point, but then his ball bouncing
>>can become almost interminable. Those who have either the patience or
>>the willpower have counted up to 25. Then, bizarrely, when the moment
>>comes to serve, his action is very quick, which means that the
>>opponent is almost taken by surprise.
>>
>>Can we call this cheating?
>
>Let's ask what Hazelwood thinks.


I am very happy somebody on the inside is speaking out because this
CHEATING is a disgrace to the sport and Nadal is NOT #1. He's a
CHEATER.