there are moments like breaking a string, protesting about a point or noise from the public in which it's impossible to start in 25 secs and the watch would make everything more confusing
Yep. Would be impossible to manage.
Originally Posted by Deathless Mortal
I'm against it. It's obvious when it takes to long and in those cases the rules should be more strict.
Indeed - the only exisiting problem is that currently the umpires aren't doing their jobs the way they should. Handing out only 'time code violations' which have NO effects on a player's points count, obviously doesn't impress them much, and won't force them to make ammends to their time wasting.
As soon as the umpires would indeed show their guts and give said players a point penalty, I'm sure there would be a lot less time wasting going on on court thereafter. Unfortunately I don't see it happening very soon.