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A question about umpires

maratski
11-04-2004, 06:15 PM
These past weeks we've talked so much about players having a tough schedule and having to travel from country to country, from hotel to hotel, with hardly any rest. Umpires seem to do the same, but I was wondering if anyone knows whether they can choose a schedule for themselves or whether the ATP tells them at which tournaments they have to work. Can they choose the city to go to when there's multiple tournaments being played in one week? How much rest do they have during a season?

I'm just curious about these things :)

Vass
11-04-2004, 06:17 PM
I think they have a fixed schedule, given by the ATP. That's very hard, I figure.

misyou25
11-04-2004, 06:19 PM
i dont know, but i wonder too

TheBoiledEgg
11-04-2004, 06:20 PM
what i wanna know is how they dont ask for a toilet break even if its a 5 set, 5 hour match :bolt:

Umpires get a schedule given to them by the ATP, they cant pick where to umpire though, but they are given a few weeks off now and again.
There are a few full-time Umpires.

maratski
11-04-2004, 06:22 PM
what i wanna know is how they dont ask for a toilet break even if its a 5 set, 5 hour match :bolt:

Umpires get a schedule given to them by the ATP, they cant pick where to umpire though, but they are given a few weeks off now and again.
There are a few full-time Umpires.

That's something I wonder as well, but they might sweat it out ;)

TheBoiledEgg
11-04-2004, 06:26 PM
and you'd know he was dying for a break, he'd be agitated :o
loss in concentration

maybe thats what happened to Ted Watts :tape:

misyou25
11-04-2004, 07:40 PM
lol.....hehe. what about full time umpires like molina?

alfonsojose
11-04-2004, 08:06 PM
huge colon and bladder :eek:

ae wowww
11-04-2004, 08:16 PM
Often tourneys use their own umpires. In GB the LTA provides all officials for all tourneys, so maybe that happens elsewhere?
They do travel some, but noway near like 11months!

Vass
11-05-2004, 06:42 AM
what i wanna know is how they dont ask for a toilet break even if its a 5 set, 5 hour match :bolt:

Lars Graf apparently does sometimes... Atleast he said he does in one interview... But he also says that he has a thorough preparation before the match....