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Date: 20 Feb 2009 23:31:09
From: Petter Solbu
Subject: The problem with hawk-eye
Youngsters like Del Potro is not used to play important matches without
it. He now plays against Stepanek in Memphis. There is no hawk-eye
installed there. He just lost the first set and was extremely angry
because of some controversial calls.

PS.




 
Date: 20 Feb 2009 14:40:57
From:
Subject: Re: The problem with hawk-eye
On Feb 20, 5:31=A0pm, Petter Solbu <pettermann1...@hotmail.com > wrote:
> Youngsters like Del Potro is not used to play important matches without
> it. He now plays against Stepanek in Memphis. There is no hawk-eye
> installed there. He just lost the first set and was extremely angry
> because of some controversial calls.
>
> PS.

I've been really disappointed in Del Potro's mental toughness lately.
He impressed me at the USO last year,
the way he fought back against Simon and then just practically played
to the death against Murray (and then seemed just heartbroken at the
end, totally unsatisfied with losing to a higher-ranked, more
accomplished player).

But this year, that loss to Federer was horrible. He just completely
gave up on the match. And here against Stepanek it looks like he might
throw in the towel because a few calls went against him in the first
set. Hope that doesn't happen.


  
Date: 20 Feb 2009 15:20:36
From:
Subject: Re: The problem with hawk-eye
On Feb 20, 6:14=A0pm, Petter Solbu <pettermann1...@hotmail.com > wrote:
> jasoncatlin1...@gmail.com wrote:
> > But this year, that loss to Federer was horrible. He just completely
> > gave up on the match. And here against Stepanek it looks like he might
> > throw in the towel because a few calls went against him in the first
> > set. Hope that doesn't happen.
>
> Well, he didn't give up, but he was obviously affected by it the whole
> second set. He has obviously not matured. I am not able to cheer for
> guys who react like he did in that first set.
>
> PS.

Yes, I've seen him be rude to umpires on several occasions now. But
back to the initial point of your thread,
hopefully hawk-eye will start becoming a staple at every tournament
and on every court, but that probably won't happen until after this
economic crisis is over.


   
Date: 21 Feb 2009 02:38:54
From: Petter Solbu
Subject: Re: The problem with hawk-eye
It seems like Roddick also has got too used to hawk-eye :-))

PS.


  
Date: 21 Feb 2009 00:14:34
From: Petter Solbu
Subject: Re: The problem with hawk-eye
jasoncatlin1971@gmail.com wrote:
> But this year, that loss to Federer was horrible. He just completely
> gave up on the match. And here against Stepanek it looks like he might
> throw in the towel because a few calls went against him in the first
> set. Hope that doesn't happen.

Well, he didn't give up, but he was obviously affected by it the whole
second set. He has obviously not matured. I am not able to cheer for
guys who react like he did in that first set.

PS.