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Worst Line Calls

Clydey
06-18-2008, 04:44 PM
I have just been watching Serena Williams vs. Jennifer Capriati from the US Open 2004. In the first game of the 3rd set, the absolute worst line call I've ever seen occurred. The ball was a mile inside the line, not even on the line, and it was called out, eventually causing a break of serve.

Can any of you recall some of the worst calls you've ever seen, ideally pointing towards video clips if they exist? I'm curious to see if any call exists that will outdo the one I just described, above.

rocketassist
06-18-2008, 04:50 PM
Henman-Hewitt at Queens 2006.

Henman hits a superb backhand DTL winner to save the third of three break points against him in the third set, but the line judge, intimidated by Hewitt's stare at him, comes up with a late 'out!' call- the score at the time was 3-6 6-3 *2-1 30-40, and Henman didn't win another game.

Horrible decision, and if hawkeye was present then Timmay would have got to deuce and maybe gone on and won.

madmanfool
06-18-2008, 04:55 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnQp9YoLl68

love this one:
"Omg, he just turned.. he just turned over the chair" :) Cracks me up every time he says that.

Beforehand
06-18-2008, 04:56 PM
WTA or not, there's really not a worse one I can think of than that Serena/Capriati call. Absolutely outrageously awful.

ASP0315
06-18-2008, 04:58 PM
I have just been watching Serena Williams vs. Jennifer Capriati from the US Open 2004. In the first game of the 3rd set, the absolute worst line call I've ever seen occurred. The ball was a mile inside the line, not even on the line, and it was called out, eventually causing a break of serve.

Can any of you recall some of the worst calls you've ever seen, ideally pointing towards video clips if they exist? I'm curious to see if any call exists that will outdo the one I just described, above.

Roddick vs Hewitt US open 2001. Roddick serving. Roddick shot was clearly landed on the line. Line umpire signalled it in but the chair umpire.(the umpire was on the far side of the court) ruled it as out.
Roddick wen't mad and called the chair umpire an "absolute moron" and he was penalized a point to give hewitt two match points which hewitt immediatly converted.

here is the clip
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sr3A10qZkE&eurl=http://video.google.com/videosearch?hl=en&q=Andy%20Roddick%20line%20call&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=

scarecrows
06-18-2008, 05:01 PM
Henin-Clijsters, Australian Open final (2004 or 2005 :scratch:)

Clisters made a smash on break point that was inside the line and the linejudge didnt call it out, but Sandra de Jenken (probably influenced from the call from Henin aka. little bitch) called it out. Clisters had the momentum before that point, after that she lost it

Clydey
06-18-2008, 05:01 PM
Roddick vs Hewitt US open 2001. Roddick serving at 15-15 Roddick shot was clearly landed on the line. Line umpire signalled it in but the chair umpire.(the umpire was on the far side of the court) ruled it as out.
Roddick wen't mad and called the chair umpire an "absolute moron" and he was penalized a point to give hewitt two match points which hewitt immediatly converted.

here is the clip
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sr3A10qZkE&eurl=http://video.google.com/videosearch?hl=en&q=Andy%20Roddick%20line%20call&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=

Oh, wow. They actually talked about that one after the call in the Serena/Capriati match.

Clydey
06-18-2008, 05:04 PM
WTA or not, there's really not a worse one I can think of than that Serena/Capriati call. Absolutely outrageously awful.

Yeah, I've yet to see one. It was astounding. It was actually miles inside the line. It didn't even touch the line, not even close. Pretty hard to comprehend how anyone could call that out.

triplefault
06-18-2008, 05:07 PM
I have just been watching Serena Williams vs. Jennifer Capriati from the US Open 2004. In the first game of the 3rd set, the absolute worst line call I've ever seen occurred. The ball was a mile inside the line, not even on the line, and it was called out, eventually causing a break of serve.

Can any of you recall some of the worst calls you've ever seen, ideally pointing towards video clips if they exist? I'm curious to see if any call exists that will outdo the one I just described, above.

That's definitely the worst call I've seen on TV. Remember that the linesperson called it correctly; it was the utterly incompetent chair umpire who overruled the correct call, and didn't umpire again that tournament. Worst overrule in history, and played a large role in the implementation of Hawkeye.

ASP0315
06-18-2008, 05:08 PM
I can't really blame the umpires. They got a tough job to do and they are humans and make mistakes. But the players gotta play with them. It is part of the game. Yelling and cursing will make things even worse.

scarecrows
06-18-2008, 05:12 PM
Roddick vs Hewitt US open 2001. Roddick serving at 15-15 Roddick shot was clearly landed on the line. Line umpire signalled it in but the chair umpire.(the umpire was on the far side of the court) ruled it as out.
Roddick wen't mad and called the chair umpire an "absolute moron" and he was penalized a point to give hewitt two match points which hewitt immediatly converted.

here is the clip
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sr3A10qZkE&eurl=http://video.google.com/videosearch?hl=en&q=Andy%20Roddick%20line%20call&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=

there was no point penalty there

also I love the commentator saying "these 2 guys will be playing for GS titles for the next 10 years" :lol:

ASP0315
06-18-2008, 05:13 PM
there was no point penalty there

also I love the commentator saying "these 2 guys will be playing for GS titles for the next 10 years" :lol:

oh my mistake it was a code violation.

Clydey
06-18-2008, 05:18 PM
That's definitely the worst call I've seen on TV. Remember that the linesperson called it correctly; it was the utterly incompetent chair umpire who overruled the correct call, and didn't umpire again that tournament. Worst overrule in history, and played a large role in the implementation of Hawkeye.

Yeah, the replay showed the lines person calling it in. How on earth does an umpire overrule on that? They don't overrule at all half the time, and she overrules on a ball that's a foot inside the line!

FiBeR
06-18-2008, 05:23 PM
I remember the Us Open 2003 SF, between Roddick and Nalbandian

there was a point clearly won by nalbandian that was granted to roddick, i think it was at break point

and after nalbandian was arguing with the rival roddick went all the way and said "is he through"?

anyway, the ball was in, and roddick won the match and then outplayed ferrero in the final to win his first -and only- GS title

sheeter
06-18-2008, 05:34 PM
That Roddick-Hewitt one was BAD! That ball was in.

rafa_maniac
06-18-2008, 06:15 PM
Henin-Clijsters, Australian Open final (2004 or 2005 :scratch:)

Clisters made a smash on break point that was inside the line and the linejudge didnt call it out, but Sandra de Jenken (probably influenced from the call from Henin aka. little bitch) called it out. Clisters had the momentum before that point, after that she lost it

It was the 04 final, and it's probably the worst call I've ever witnessed. The Capriati one might have have been more obvious, but that call against Clijsters potentially cost her the Oz Open title. Frack you sandra! :mad:

Kitty de Sade
06-18-2008, 06:20 PM
Roddick-Hewitt USO 2001 was just horrible, as other posters have said. I don't recall seeing Roddick more jacked up than he was then. I thought he was going to need some pure oxygen after that one.

sheeter
06-18-2008, 06:25 PM
Roddick-Hewitt USO 2001 was just horrible, as other posters have said. I don't recall seeing Roddick more jacked up than he was then. I thought he was going to need some pure oxygen after that one.

I don't blame him.

MacTheKnife
06-18-2008, 06:54 PM
Roddick vs Hewitt US open 2001. Roddick serving. Roddick shot was clearly landed on the line. Line umpire signalled it in but the chair umpire.(the umpire was on the far side of the court) ruled it as out.
Roddick wen't mad and called the chair umpire an "absolute moron" and he was penalized a point to give hewitt two match points which hewitt immediatly converted.

here is the clip
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sr3A10qZkE&eurl=http://video.google.com/videosearch?hl=en&q=Andy%20Roddick%20line%20call&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=

Yep, Roddick got screwed, no doubt about it. I'll give him credit, he shook that clowns hand, I would have flipped him off..

FedererSlam
06-18-2008, 07:30 PM
Well the Serena Capriati one is famous but people forget when Capriati served for the match Serena got like 3/4 more horrendously bad ones - she would def have won that game for sure...and now they took it off youtube damnit so I can't show you..

Midnight Express
06-18-2008, 07:41 PM
Henin-Clijsters, Australian Open final (2004 or 2005 :scratch:)

Clisters made a smash on break point that was inside the line and the linejudge didnt call it out, but Sandra de Jenken (probably influenced from the call from Henin aka. little bitch) called it out. Clisters had the momentum before that point, after that she lost it

I dont like this kind of language, SIR!

habibko
06-18-2008, 07:42 PM
and some players were actually against Hawk-Eye technology..

Midnight Express
06-18-2008, 07:51 PM
Golovin - Schnyder 6:7 *5:6 40:AV (yep, MP)
Tatiana hit BH down the line that was 100% out!
I bet on this match (well, on TG) and saw it billion times..then Patty choked the match in big style 6:7 7:6 6:2!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcxvPDMwA4s

MacTheKnife
06-18-2008, 07:51 PM
and some players were actually against Hawk-Eye technology..

I am for Hawk-Eye totally. It is 1000 times better than what we had before. BUT, I still think the technology can be improved. There are still some calls, even using hawk eye that I look at and say, WHAT ??? I have seen some that were definitely off the mark. The players don't really argue it cause they know it's final. But I've seen that "WHAT" look on some of their faces too.

octatennis
06-18-2008, 08:21 PM
I remember the Us Open 2003 SF, between Roddick and Nalbandian

there was a point clearly won by nalbandian that was granted to roddick, i think it was at break point

and after nalbandian was arguing with the rival roddick went all the way and said "is he through"?

anyway, the ball was in, and roddick won the match and then outplayed ferrero in the final to win his first -and only- GS title


that was really bad, i think it was in 3rd set tiebreack match point for dave. the hewitt vs roddick one is not that horrible, in that time without hawk eye balls landed half line half out was called out several times.

Midnight Express
06-18-2008, 08:35 PM
that was really bad, i think it was in 3rd set tiebreack match point for dave. the hewitt vs roddick one is not that horrible, in that time without hawk eye balls landed half line half out was called out several times.

It was 3rd set TB 7all!Roddick ball was out and sb from crowd behind Nalby cried out - OUT, well US Open, Nalby stopped playing, just hit net I think. Then Roddick made servis winner to win TB and turned the match.

MusicMyst
06-18-2008, 08:43 PM
I don't understand how anybody can think that a line judge or chair umpire can be influenced or intimidated by a player's gesture or look. The linesmen aren't exactly afraid of being beaten up in the parking lot after the match. If anything, I'm sure that if a line judge thinks that a player is trying to influence him, he's more likely than not to be biased against that player on future calls.

Black Adam
06-18-2008, 08:44 PM
That was the crowd not Andy. I remember he saved the MP with an ace unlike what some lies haters come up with.

sheeter
06-19-2008, 03:30 AM
Yep, Roddick got screwed, no doubt about it. I'll give him credit, he shook that clowns hand, I would have flipped him off..

You're definitely a Mac fan!

Cyrus_Paice
01-17-2010, 03:53 AM
Federer - Haas AO06: After winning the 3rd and 4th set, Haas was break point down at 2:3 30:40 in the 5th. He hits a winner which is called out - very unfair match. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bv65zjWPdY

leng jai
01-17-2010, 03:56 AM
Federer - Haas AO06: After winning the 3rd and 4th set, Haas was break point down at 2:3 30:40 in the 5th. He hits a winner which is called out - very unfair match. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bv65zjWPdY

Pretty sure the shot was confirmed out by hawk-eye on the replay.

Cyrus_Paice
01-17-2010, 04:08 AM
Pretty sure the shot was confirmed out by hawk-eye on the replay.

The Hawkeye wasn't used at that tournament. And the shot was clearly in.

leng jai
01-17-2010, 04:10 AM
The Hawkeye wasn't used at that tournament. And the shot was clearly in.

It wasn't used by the players, but it was used by the TV network so they could show people watching at home. I have the match taped and the shot was out.

Cyrus_Paice
01-17-2010, 04:25 AM
It wasn't used by the players, but it was used by the TV network so they could show people watching at home. I have the match taped and the shot was out.

Interesting. Doesn't look out at all in this video.

Macbrother
01-17-2010, 04:33 AM
Well the Serena Capriati one is famous but people forget when Capriati served for the match Serena got like 3/4 more horrendously bad ones - she would def have won that game for sure...and now they took it off youtube damnit so I can't show you..

Yep, that's the bad part. The entire match was horrendously called, all against Serena, she showed tremendous composure in this match not to be completely flying off the handle at the end. There's a clip flying around youtube somewhere of all the bad calls, it was truly an awful, awful umpired match.

Action Jackson
01-17-2010, 07:19 AM
Gaudio has match point against Kafelnikov in Davis Cup 2002 at Moscow. Kafelnikov hits the ball out and then Jorge the blind bat Dias decides to overrule. Gaudio loses it and momentum and gets done.

ExcaliburII
01-17-2010, 07:45 AM
That kafelnikov ball was wide and long.

JuliC
01-17-2010, 07:17 PM
Henin-Clijsters, Australian Open final (2004 or 2005 :scratch:)

Clisters made a smash on break point that was inside the line and the linejudge didnt call it out, but Sandra de Jenken (probably influenced from the call from Henin aka. little bitch) called it out. Clisters had the momentum before that point, after that she lost it

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It comes up around 2:30. You're right, Clijsters had just won 3 games in a row and Henin totally influenced the overrule.

Action Jackson
01-17-2010, 07:18 PM
That kafelnikov ball was wide and long.

Yes.

Certinfy
01-17-2010, 07:19 PM
Monaco vs Nishikori at the 2008 USO R1 had an epic line call, Monaco hit a smash which landed fairly near to the center of the court, and it was called out :retard: