Originally Posted by Gustavo Kuerten
I just watched the highlights and those grunts aren't even close to hindrance.
First set he's grunting normally during his shot, then second set it's another story, best illustration is the point for Ferrer to win the second set at ~2.50 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKszU8T0hCA
His grunt is at the moment of Haas' contact with the ball, which imho is partially the reason for him to shank it.
From there on the highlight doesn't reflect the real situation, they switch too fast an there's barely anything on the second and first half of third sets.
You can see though how there is no grunting at all when the guy is leading 4-3, 5-3 etc.
He grunts only when he needs to. Just despicable.
The second set winning point is describing perfectly what was happening for half the match, but isn't on the highlight.