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Date: 19 Jan 2009 13:56:49
From: gg
Subject: Chakvetadze Match
Did anyone see what happened at the start of the 3rd set? According to
Eurosport the wrong player served to start, and Keothavong was too late to
complain. Did Chakvetadze seem confused, or to be trying to take a cheeky
edge? Both of those seem unlikely.






 
Date: 19 Jan 2009 14:55:33
From:
Subject: Re: Chakvetadze Match
In article <89KdnV6mlrwDG-nUnZ2dnUVZ8s3inZ2d@bt.com >, hbghj@hugj.com (gg)
wrote:

>
> Did anyone see what happened at the start of the 3rd set? According
> to Eurosport the wrong player served to start, and Keothavong was
> too late to complain. Did Chakvetadze seem confused, or to be
> trying to take a cheeky edge? Both of those seem unlikely.
>
>

Just replayed it. Little bit weird because the Eurosport screen went black
just as AC went walking down the court. But it looked as though the
ballboys on her end had the balls and gave her one, so off she went to
serve. Fairly sure it wasn't a scheme of hers or anything. The scoreboard
had it right; Keothavong made no protest, equally odd.

AC had served first in the 2s tb, so AK should have served first. After
the game, Keothavong realized and made an objection to the umpire - may
have been either a linesman or a coach who pointed it out. (Or why play
out the game?) They then went on with AK serving the next game.

David Mercer said he'd never seen that happen before.

wg


  
Date: 20 Jan 2009 00:25:40
From: Dave Hazelwood
Subject: Re: Chakvetadze Match
On Mon, 19 Jan 2009 14:55:33 -0600, wendyg@cix.compulink.co.uk wrote:

>In article <89KdnV6mlrwDG-nUnZ2dnUVZ8s3inZ2d@bt.com>, hbghj@hugj.com (gg)
>wrote:
>
>>
>> Did anyone see what happened at the start of the 3rd set? According
>> to Eurosport the wrong player served to start, and Keothavong was
>> too late to complain. Did Chakvetadze seem confused, or to be
>> trying to take a cheeky edge? Both of those seem unlikely.
>>
>>
>
>Just replayed it. Little bit weird because the Eurosport screen went black
>just as AC went walking down the court. But it looked as though the
>ballboys on her end had the balls and gave her one, so off she went to
>serve. Fairly sure it wasn't a scheme of hers or anything. The scoreboard
>had it right; Keothavong made no protest, equally odd.
>
>AC had served first in the 2s tb, so AK should have served first. After
>the game, Keothavong realized and made an objection to the umpire - may
>have been either a linesman or a coach who pointed it out. (Or why play
>out the game?) They then went on with AK serving the next game.
>
>David Mercer said he'd never seen that happen before.
>
>wg


whisper says sampras holds the record and did it all the time and
nobody still notices.


  
Date: 19 Jan 2009 22:16:01
From: gg
Subject: Re: Chakvetadze Match


> Just replayed it. Little bit weird because the Eurosport screen went black
> just as AC went walking down the court. But it looked as though the
> ballboys on her end had the balls and gave her one, so off she went to
> serve. Fairly sure it wasn't a scheme of hers or anything. The scoreboard
> had it right; Keothavong made no protest, equally odd.
>
> AC had served first in the 2s tb, so AK should have served first. After
> the game, Keothavong realized and made an objection to the umpire - may
> have been either a linesman or a coach who pointed it out. (Or why play
> out the game?) They then went on with AK serving the next game.
>
> David Mercer said he'd never seen that happen before.
>
> wg

Thanks. I missed it again, sounds really strange that nobody noticed in
time.