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Should bathroom breaks be timed?

In light of so many players taking 'bathroom breaks' as a means to either get themselves back together, take a pee, a dump or more likely to disrupt their opponent's rhythm if they're losing. Why aren't time outs of this sort have time limit like basketball?

That way if they went over time then a game would be awarded to the opponent so it would stop or limit this ridiculous practice (tactic).
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Federer did it vs Davy...really unfair indeed !!!
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LOL I thought you were gonna suggest banning them

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Re: Should bathroom breaks be timed?

Not banning them as such but it certainly sucks when timewasting is used as a deliberate tactic. If players can get a time violation for bouncing the ball 987 times before serving then so should a bathroom break whether they are really taking a leak or a sh!t.
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They should have gone before they left the hotel.

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not only should they be timed, they should be taped as well. I mean who knows whats going on in there? federer taking a bathroom break to fix his haircut and makeup should NOT be allowed.

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Not banning them as such but it certainly sucks when timewasting is used as a deliberate tactic. If players can get a time violation for bouncing the ball 987 times before serving then so should a bathroom break whether they are really taking a leak or a sh!t.
The problem is that (top!) players barely ever get a time violation code for whatever a time wasting trick they try out. Umpires don't do anything against excessive ball bouncing or other time wasting tactics either.
I agree... it's bad. But that's what you get if rules aren't being enforced.

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I really don't know. If I'm being timed while taking a slash, it tends to put added pressure on me to do the business, and I'd end up taking longer than I would otherwise.

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Bath room breaks are timed. I have seen Ivo Karlovic receiving a warning and point penalty because he spent too much time in the mens room.
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What if they're constipated?
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Watch out for Frauderer taking a bathroom break if Murray draws first blood and starts off well tomorrow.
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not only should they be timed, they should be taped as well. I mean who knows whats going on in there? federer taking a bathroom break to fix his haircut and makeup should NOT be allowed.

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not only should they be timed, they should be taped as well. I mean who knows whats going on in there? federer taking a bathroom break to fix his haircut and makeup should NOT be allowed.
I'd rather check out on the guy in your avvy for matters like those than Feds.

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I'd rather check out on the guy in your avvy for matters like those than Feds.
not even God knows why FeLo is going to the can.

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