The 'no let-rule' trial at Challengers is (Won't continue on after next week)
"This tournament is the first one on the ATP Challenger Tour, which is played with a so called “no let-rule”. This means that there will be no replay of serve if the ball the touches the net. It is part of an experiment run by the ATP for the next three months. At the end of this time the association will decide if the new rule will be introduced on the ATP World Tour as well."
Did you know? What do you think about it? It would make service game little bit faster, with more return winners as well...
Oh, oh. What about allowing a receiver to play a fouled serve? I've seen so many good winners off of faulty serves. I sometimes wonder why players can't make those shots in general play. This is a bit of a tricky suggestion as it would be difficult to tell if a guy is playing the serve or just going through the motions.
I was strongly against getting rid of the let rule, and I still am in a certain way. I think that the electronic signal should be removed from the net. I have seen so many serves, that were clearly over the net, called a let by that stupid machine. Many players complain about, the servers and the returners.
Here is what I think should happen:
1) Get rid of the let sensor.
2) The let rule should only be enforced if a ball touches the net and then falls over to the other side.
3) If ball touches the net but continues to land in like a normal serve, then play on. Watch these 2 consecutive points starting at 15:47: