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why?

they do in Russian, Spanish, German, French, Italian... what's wrong with Chinese?
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Re: Could someone explain to me why chair umpires announce the score only in English?

English is the 'world' language in many ways, just the way it is. And English speaking people are frankly poor at learning other languages.

You would think in China, they would give the score in Chinese as well. Mandarin Chinese is the standard language I think. I know there are different dialects of Chinese as well.


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Re: Could someone explain to me why chair umpires announce the score only in English?

because English is so easy to learn, most people can do it. and also Americans cant learn anything else and this is coming from me, american himself

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because English is so easy to learn, most people can do it. and also Americans cant learn anything else and this is coming from me, american himself

Ha ha, the English are pretty poor at learning languages as well, they just speak/shout louder in English when they go abroad.


I try to learn everyday language to get me about for when I go abroad, basic French, German, Italian for example.

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because English is so easy to learn, most people can do it. and also Americans cant learn anything else and this is coming from me, american himself

the majority Europeans speak perfect English or at least understand well, so then why in Paris they announce score in both languages as they do in Spain, Italy, Germany and Russia?
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In Paris-Bercy yes, but not in Roland Garros.

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Re: Could someone explain to me why chair umpires announce the score only in English?

isn't it faster to say the english. From what I understand, mandarine numbers are just longer to say.


and they say the scores in both languages at the other tournaments...I def heard spanish in Madrid...and then the umpire would switch.

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Becouse umpires doesn't speak chinese.

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Re: Could someone explain to me why chair umpires announce the score only in English?

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Chair umpires should announce matches in the language of the Tournament and subsequently in English. Conversations between the Chair Umpire and player may be in any language; however, if the language used is not English, then the Chair Umpire must be prepared to advise the other player of the nature of the discussion.
The language of TMC Shanghai is English.
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Re: Could someone explain to me why chair umpires announce the score only in English?

Umpires are not forced to use English if both players speak the local language.

ex. spaniards playing in spain or south america, etc etc
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In Paris-Bercy yes, but not in Roland Garros.
it depends on the umpire... generally Mourier and Maria do it in French only at both events. the players understand the difference between "zero", "quinze", "trente", "quarante" and "égalité" anyway

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Re: Could someone explain to me why chair umpires announce the score only in English?

Because none of the umpires are Chinese.

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Re: Could someone explain to me why chair umpires announce the score only in English?

I'm sure they could learn a bit of scoring in Chinese with enough practice, but isn't Chinese one of the hardest languages to learn for a beginner? And being in Shanghai I think it's Cantonese, although someone will correct me on that I'm sure.

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