Originally Posted by hrbatyfan
I guess it might be easier said than done, especially at a young age, but if my opponent was doing this I would realize that he is in dire straits. At this point you really just need to clamp down and when the guy comes back just make him play, make him work very hard each point. It is no doubt very frustrating to have your opponent do this when you know they are faking it, but if it happened to me I would just go to the bench and not even pay too much attention to the opponent. I'd just focus on continuining my game plan of what got me up in the first place, and realize that he is desperate for trying this.
100% agree. Your son should take the injury time out as a compliment, if he's only doing it coz he's getting his ass kicked. instead of getting pissed off by it, your son should just have a laugh to himself about how desperate this guy is. i always play better when i'm relaxed, and not in a mood about something. this guy (is his name guillermo coria
) realises that his time outs obviously affect your son, he'll do them every time they meet. its bad sportsmanship but it can't really be stopped, maybe he isn't even feigning i don't know. but my main advice is for him not to get annoyed by it, and just carry on playing as he was.