Originally Posted by Raquel
I know Tennis Week says here they are contacting USTA about whether a stray ball gets replaced but what if a stray ball does get replaced automatically with a new ball. Say it's 5-3 in the 5th. A player is serving to stay in the match at 3-5. Could you then get the returner hitting a couple of "mishit" returns into the stand in their opponents service game so that they have a couple of new tennis balls to use in their service game to serve out the match? For someone like Roddick or Karlovic, a couple of new tennis balls when serving for the match could make a big difference.
Yeah, all the questions about replacing the balls and the ball count on court.
Would be quite confusing.